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Date for the Diary - CAAN Network Meeting and Activity Tourism Forum - 19th OCt 2010

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chris scott
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Posted on 13 September 2010 at 15:24
Hi all,

Please find agenda for:

CAAN Network Meeting and Activity Tourism Forum Tuesday 19th October

See agenda below or available to download in MS Word format from the red link at the bottom of this email.

9.30 a.m. -10.30 a.m. CAAN Network Meeting

These meetings are now be held twice a year and are open for all members of CAAN’s sub groups (Activity Tourism Forum, Outdoor Recreation Group, Outdoor Learning Group) and other interested groups (NIPAN, Volunteer Rangers, Physical Activity Co-ordinators, Outdoor Governing Bodies of Sport) to attend.

10.30 a.m. – 10.40 a.m. Tea and Coffee

10.40 a.m. – 12.15 p.m. Activity Tourism Forum (ATF)

The ATF provides an opportunity to meet with key CAAN and NITB Activity Tourism staff and also network with others within the industry. The ATF is held in an interactive format so you get your chance to voice your opinions on the best way forward for the industry.

12.15pm -1.15pm Update on Adventure Activity Licensing in Northern Ireland
Mike McClure – Countryside Officer SportNI

Find out more about the Lord Young review of the Health and Safety Executive, the development of Adventuremark in GB and the potential impact of all this combined with the public sector cutbacks on an accreditation scheme for Northern Ireland.

2.00pm – 4.00pm Visual Awareness Training
Venture Outdoors - Creating Healthy Communities

The Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) www.rnib.org.uk will be facilitating this seminar, specifically designed for those working in outdoor recreation, on the provision of activities for people with visual impairments.

Please confirm your attendance with:
Ben Willis
ben@countrysiderecreation.com
02890 303 930

Please confirm before Thursday 14th October making sure that you tell us which session(s) you will be attending and if you are staying for lunch. Please also let us know of any special dietary requirements you might have.

Kind Regards,

Chris Scott

Activity Tourism Manager
Countryside Access and Activities Network
Direct Line: 02890 306 940
chris@countrysiderecreation.com

CAAN Network Meeting and Activity Tourism Forum
Greenmount Agricultural College, Antrim
Tuesday 19th October 2010

45th Meeting
Countryside Access and Activities Network

9.00 a.m. - 9.30 a.m. Tea/Coffee

9.30 a.m. Welcome - Dawson Stelfox CAAN Chair

9.35 a.m. CAAN projects:

Update from March meeting on product development and marketing work.

Includes detailed information on:
-National Trails Day,
-Magheramorne Quarry Bike Park
-Launch of Venture Outdoors – Creating Healthy Communities training calendar

10.30 a.m. -10.40 a.m. Tea/Coffee

10th Activity Tourism Forum Meeting

10.40 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions – Andrew Porter ATF Chairperson

10.45 a.m.
Discussions of points raised at CAAN Network Meeting

10.55 a.m.
‘Increase your referrals from OutdoorNI.com’
Chris Scott - Activity Tourism Manager, CAAN

CAAN’s main consumer website OutdoorNI.com is being redesigned during Autumn 2010 to target the following four groups:
-Families
-Young & Lively
-Learn to
-Challengers

Find out how your organisation can make the most of these changes. Learn how to ensure you receive prominence on the new look website in order to maximise enquiry generation.

11.55 a.m.
Election of Activity Tourism Working Group
See details of election process in Appendix 1

12.05 pm
AOB


12.15pm -1.15pm
Update on Adventure Activity Licensing in Northern Ireland
Mike McClure – Countryside Officer SportNI

Find out more about the Lord Young review of the Health and Safety Executive, the development of Adventuremark in GB and the potential impact of all this combined with the public sector cutbacks on an accreditation scheme for Northern Ireland.

1.15pm
Lunch

2.00pm – 4.00pm
Visual Awareness Training
Venture Outdoors - Creating Healthy Communities

The Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) www.rnib.org.uk will be facilitating this seminar, specifically designed for those working in outdoor recreation, on the provision of activities for people with visual impairments.

This two hour presentation aims to provide practical advice and support on how to ensure blind and partially sighted people can gain the most from your services and how your company can ensure your information is accessible for this group.

There are limited spaces available for this session and they will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please reserve your space ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Appendix 1

Procedure for Election of New Activity Tourism Working Group

The present Activity Tourism Working Group has been in position since October 2009. They have met on five occasions (Minutes are available on the OutdoorNI.com trade on-line forum). A new Working Group will be elected at the forthcoming Activity Tourism Forum on October 19th 2010 and be in post until October / November 2011.

Working Group Commitments

Working group members should be able to commit to the following:

-Attendance of three Working Group Meetings per annum
-Attendance of two Forum Meetings per annum

Working Group Objectives

-to agree the agenda for Activity Tourism Forum meetings
-to consider the issues identified from the forum and collaboratively agree the way forward
-to advise, recommend and input into specific, marketing-focused tasks or projects, on behalf of the Activity Tourism Forum members
-to lead on non-marketing tasks or projects on behalf of the Activity Tourism Forum members
-to seek funding opportunities where possible


Current Members of the Activity Tourism Working Group

Andrew Porter – Peak Discovery Group (Chair)
Elaine Donaghy – Sperrins Tourism Ltd
Nicky Armstrong – Action Outdoors
John Hubbucks – Mobile Team Adventure
Rory Martin – Share Holiday Village
Ian Mark – Foyle Hovercraft and Leisure
Robert Cairmichael – The Jungle NI
Norman Trotter – Iron Donkey
Craig McCullough – Outdoor Concepts
Charlotte Miller – Carrowmena Activity Centre

Ex-Officio:
Rosemary Lightbody - Product Marketing Manager - Culture, Heritage and Activities, NITB
Chris Scott, - Activity Tourism Manager, CAAN (Secretary)

Election Procedure

-The new Working Group will consist of ten members (excluding ex-officio members)
-All nominees should be verbally proposed and seconded at the Forum
-Persons proposing and seconding nominees may not come from the same organization as the nominee or each other
-All nominees should be a current member of the Activity Tourism Forum
-If more than 10 people are nominated, a private ballot will be carried out by the members present at the Forum
-The Working Group Chairman will be elected by the Working Group at their first meeting
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