Free workshops for people working in Cornish hospitality will be held at tourism hotspots in January 2019, as part of a new county-wide tour.
Some of the country’s leading experts will be delivering sessions on SEO trends, travel and tourism PR, Instagram for hospitality businesses, and more – with the Hospitality Hacks roadshow stopping off in St Ives, Falmouth, Newquay, and Padstow.
The new scheme has been created to celebrate ‘smart thinking’ and ‘innovative ideas’ in Cornish hospitality businesses.
“Hospitality Hacks is about providing a platform for businesses to share ideas and learn from each other – so rather than sit back and let the hacks come to us, we want to get on the road and take the hacks to the heart of Cornish hospitality,” said Paloma Sackman from Be the Business, the charity behind the awards and roadshow.
“We will be rolling into four towns on a big double-decker bus. Short one-hour workshops will take place on board each day, and attendees will be able to share their own Hospitality Hack in our video booth.”
Topics covered in the workshops will include:
2019 SEO trends, led by one of the county’s leading digital experts Rob Edlin of Niddocks.
- Getting your business noticed by the press, by travel journalist and consultant Sally Shalam.
- Building an authentic Instagram account, by digital marketing pro Max Maharajh.
- Creating relevant, remarkable and rewarding experiences for customers, with Al Allaway of customer experience consultancy CAB Studios.
- What London’s hospitality businesses are getting out of tech, led by global tech innovator CISCO.
The roadshow will stop off in four towns in January 2019:
21 January: St Ives, Stennack Car Park
22 January: Falmouth, Moor Piazza
23 January: Newquay, Headland Hotel
24 January: Padstow, Railway Car Park
Places for each workshop will be limited to 15 people. Tickets can be reserved in advance via the links above.
Hospitality Hacks is a new initiative from Be the Business, a charity supporting businesses by helping them share knowledge and skills.