ETOA has recently been commissioned by the UK government to deliver a Brexit seminar focusing on the travel and tourism sector.

The purpose of the seminar is to provide up-to-date information and expert insight, and assess sectoral preparedness.

The programme for the day is as follows (timings subject to change). Speakers will include UK Government officials; industry associations; destination management organisations; legal and tax experts.


10:00Registration and welcome breakfast
11:00Welcome from ETOA
11:10UK Government overview
11:15VAT/ TOMS
11:45Movement of people and providing services
14:55Regulation & Business continuity
15:40Coffee break
16:00Discussion with National Destination Management Organisations
16:25Panel discussion on the future of the UK tourism industry

Find the complete agenda here.

For regular updates and summary of official guidance, see

In accordance with UK Government wishes, the seminar is free to attend for all businesses, not just ETOA members.

In order to have more capacity and allow more than one representative per company, we will be streaming the conference into the garden room onto 3 plasma screens. If you are bringing a colleague please make sure that you both fill in the registration form.

There will be Q&A sessions on the day but to maximise efficiency if you wish please submit short questions on the registration form.

For further information please contact

31 October 2019
Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS
11:00 - 17:00 (registration and welcome breakfast from 10:00)

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