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Award winning conference, training and leisure venue Wyboston Lakes Resort has been recognised for the quality of its digital marketing by the judges of a prestigious industry awards. It has been shortlisted as a finalist in the category for Best Use of Digital Media to Promote Sales or Service, one of the Springboard Virtual Awards for Excellence which are highly coveted with the hospitality industry. Director of Marketing Louisa Watson said: “This is wonderful news in the exciting week when our industry was finally told when we can re-open.
Leading industry associations HBAA and Evcom are working in collaboration to inspire and celebrate people within our industry with a month-long campaign throughout March. The campaign will kick-off on International Women’s Day on 8 March with a session titled ‘Freedom: Work/Life Balance, Life/Work Balance – regardless’, which will take place on Clubhouse. This will mark the reopening of most schools and celebrate our inclusive culture and achievements in these challenging times. A further three panel sessions will take place throughout March.
Venuedirectory.com reports 48% increase in enquiries Venuedirectory.com has reported a 48%  increase in enquiry volumes. The largest booking and data distribution service of venue information in the UK MICE industry saw the week on week increase just 24 hours after Boris Johnson set out the roadmap for easing coronavirus restrictions. Michael Begley, managing director of Venuedirectory.com, explains:
etc.venues receives serious enquiries worth close to £2m within 24 hours of Prime Minister’s roadmap announcement “This is the largest rush of serious new enquiries for meetings and events we’ve ever had in one day, certainly the most after any previous lifting of Covid restrictions”, says Adam Simpson, Director of Marketing for etc.venues. 
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Juliet Price, Consultant Executive Director of HBAA commented: “The government roadmap is a welcomed indication of when we should see the reopening of the meetings, events and accommodation sector. We now have dates for all of us to work towards and to plan the rebuilding and recovery of this resilient industry. “We are also very pleased to see that pilot schemes are scheduled and will explore changes to social distancing measures, as this area is proving truly challenging when considering the viability of future meetings and events.