HETB

AcronymDefinition
HETBHeart of England Tourist Board (UK)
HETBHybrid Electric Transit Bus (US NASA)
HETBHigher Education and Training Band (South Africa)
HETBHardened Engineering Test Building
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One surprise in the HETB shortlist is the absence of theme parks Alton Towers and Drayton Manor.
William Lawrence, chairman of HETB, will also hand out a special award, for outstanding contribution to tourism, to the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Representatives from HETB are also taking part from this month in an intensive six-week showcase tour to promote the region as a holiday destination.
Beverley Nielsen, HETB chief executive, told The Post: 'We're still concerned about the impact foot and mouth is having on the tourism business because the package of help does not provide adequate support.
The HETB runs its own training courses on welcoming visitors which are open to staff from any business.
Implicit within the arrangement was the need for HETB to grow its sustainability during the three-year contract period so that if the funding stopped, they would be able to continue.
We did agree to take on the three HETB employees whose jobs were paid for out of this contract.
David Moyser, HETB chief executive, denied the decision was a result of insolvency but said the board had found it difficult to operate after losing support from the regional development agency.
A new body, Tourism West Midlands, has been set up by the agency to promote the region, but Mr Moyser said the end of the HETB meant four decades of experience and the opportunity to "really work" with the private sector would be lost.
A three-year contract was agreed between HETB and Advantage West Midlands, worth around pounds 1 million a year.
HETB is the country's largest regional tourism body, covering an area from the Welsh border to the Lincolnshire coast, from north Oxfordshire to Shropshire and the Peak District.
Simon Whitehead, from HETB, said: 'By April, the time when the industry picks up after the winter lull, they should be focusing on this issue and planning for what could lie ahead.