David Curtis-Brignell FTS
David’s travel and tourism career began in local government working in British resorts after which he spent nine years at the English Tourist Board before moving into the commercial world. His has held senior positions in global international hotel companies, travel and tour operators.
In 2015 he was invited to work with Visit Kent to set up the new Destination Management Organisation Visit Herts. He is now Deputy Chief Executive for the Go To Places group, working in both counties and on developing new projects including Destination Management Plans, “The Big Weekend,” research and consultancy activities.
David uniquely served two terms as Chairman of The Tourism Society and was a Board member “for decades!” He was one of the founders and Co-chair of British Tourism Week and subsequently Chairman of VisitEngland’s English Tourism Week Steering Group from 2010 – 201 9; he is a frequent contributor to publications and industry speaker.