10 February 2020


Sponsored by the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce, Glastonbury Town Council, Mendip District Council and Enterprise Mendip, the Glastonbury Tourism Symposium 2020 will take place at Glastonbury Town Hall on 12 March at Noon. Attendees can expect exclusive information on upcoming events and new initiatives in Glastonbury as well as inspiring talks from industry and market leaders. Running parallel to the talks will be exhibitor stalls showcasing local attractions such as Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset Rural Life Museum, the Glastonbury Information Centre, St. John’s Church, the Chalice Well and the Goddess Centre. 


The Symposium is designed for both locals and businesses further afield to experience the spectrum of Glastonbury tourism as well as take home new ideas and professional connections. Speakers include Jill Barker, Natasha Wardle, Neil Warren, Michael Cuscheiri, Charlie Lilley, Jim Hardcastle, Nell Barrington, Gareth Allen and Gerard Tucker. Topics will focus on issues such as green tourism, managing online reviews, digital marketing, experiential tourism and Glastonbury town projects in 2020.


Chamber Chair Jill Barker explains, “2020 is about Glastonbury delivering a visitor experience above and beyond that of a typical tourist town. All of Glastonbury’s top attractions will be at the Symposium to inspire, but this isn’t just about tourism. Come along and meet technology companies to help you market with more innovation and attract new business.”


As a prelude to the Symposium Andy Cope will present an inspirational talk called “The Art of Brilliance” on Tuesday 11 March at 6pm. The Chamber’s Annual General Meeting will follow the Symposium on 12 March at the Town Hall at 5pm.


Registration for the Glastonbury Tourism Symposium 2020 is available via Eventbrite on Facebook: . More information about Andy Cope’s The Art of Brilliance is available here: 





About the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce and Tourism


The Glastonbury Chamber was established in its current form in 2016 and has since grown to be one of the largest chambers in the Mendips with over 80 members. The town council has implemented a number of initiatives including the launch of the Bittern Trail, a walking and cycle route from Glastonbury to the Avalon Marshes Centre, the Glastonbury Business Map, the Glastonbury Mural Trail and #shoplocalglasto campaign. Jill Barker of Middlewick Holiday Cottages acts as Chair of the chamber and works closely with VisitSomerset amongst other regional and national tourism bodies and chambers of commerce.


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