DMO Summit Launches at Short Stay Show 2020

DMO Summit Launches at Short Stay Show 2020
21st February 2020 admin_rooster

DMO Summit Launches at Short Stay Show 2020

The DMO Summit, a brand-new UK tourism event for professionals working at destination management organisations (DMOs), tourist boards and local authorities, will launch at the Short Stay Show on Thursday 12 March 2020 in ExCeL, London.

The Short Stay Show, the leading event for the short stay hospitality and accommodation industry in the UK, is delivering the inaugural DMO Summit in partnership with Quality in Tourism – a household name within the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry.

Working together, the summit organisers have created a tailormade half-day summit format with expert speakers, panel sessions and networking sessions allowing delegates to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the sector in 2020 and beyond. Session topics include:

  • Destination Growth
  • Tourism Tax
  • Successful Partnerships
  • Giving Back

The DMO Summit features speakers from VisitBritain,, HomeAway, ASSC, Tourism Alliance and many more.

Speaking about the event, co-founder of the Short Stay Show, Jim Curry said, “The DMO Summit sits perfectly alongside the Short Stay Show and it has been a real pleasure working with Quality in Tourism in crafting an educational seminar that provides delegates with actionable takeaways for their teams and colleagues.”

Deborah Heather, Head of Assessment Services, added, “We are looking forward to bringing together representatives from all over the UK in sessions packed with learning and insight.  Amongst the DMO representation we have confirmed speakers from Visit Britain, Visit Cornwall, Visit Isle of Man and Visit Kent who will be sharing their views and experiences for the growth of everyone.”

The DMO Summit is a free-to-attend event for professionals working at UK DMOs, tourist boards and local authorities.

For more information on the summit and to register to attend please visit


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About the Short Stay Show
Established in 2019, the Short Stay Show is the leading event for the short stay hospitality and accommodation industry in the UK. It is the only event in the UK dedicated to highlighting the opportunities that are arising from the high-growth short stay industry and its disruption to the wider travel market.

The show welcomes entrepreneurs, technologists, national and local government representatives, property specialists, innovations, radical companies as well as ownersmanagers and investors of short stay accommodation who are looking to stay ahead of the ever evolving short-stay accommodation trend.

The Short Stay Show is delivered in partnership with Quality in Tourism, The STAA – Short Term Accommodation Association and the European Holiday Home Association – who are committed to bringing the industry together to overcome industry challenges and seize growth opportunities.

The Short Stay Show is owned, managed and operated by Quartz Smart Events; specialists in high-growth hospitality, travel and tourism events, both in the UK and internationally.

In October 2019, the event achieved award-winning status after it claimed ‘Best Trade Launch Event 2019’ at the Independent Event Organisers Awards.

About the 2020 Short Stay Show

  • The 2020 Short Stay Show will take place on 12 March and is exclusively presented with as well as being supported by industry leaders Expedia and HomeAway,, Sykes Cottage, Guesty and Rentals United.
  • The show is set to welcome over 2,000 visitors, 100+ exhibitors and 100+ speakers to the London ExCeL.

For information on how to get involved with the show, please visit: