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Visitor Elves

Kelly Ballard

There are thousands of talented people working behind the scenes in tourism, hospitality, events and destination marketing.   Are you one of them?

Join me, Kelly Ballard, as I chat with award-winning business owners and those making magic in attracting and delighting visitors in the West of England, UK.


If you're wanting to connect with and learn from others in the visitor economy, this show is for you.

For more information about me and the show, visit www.visitorelves.co.uk

EP 44 From Boomtown to Wake the Tiger - How this festival organiser created a successful visitor attraction in the heart of Bristol July 08, 2024
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43: Vicki Jones talks about setting up her award-winning Glampsite and YouTube channel 'Tractors and Cream' in Somerset June 19, 2024
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EP 42 Ticketing system frustrations? Make yours work more effectively for you with Sarah Bagg May 08, 2024
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EP 41 How working with the overseas travel trade could really help your business, with Jon Chamberlain and Mike NewmanApril 29, 2024
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EP 40 - The state of the domestic group market in 2024, with Steve Reed TourismMarch 28, 2024
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EP 39 Easy tips for mastering your email marketing with Sarah Orchard - Marketing Insight March 14, 2024
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EP 38 Behind the scenes at the Royal International Air Tattoo, Cotswolds with Simon HoughMarch 07, 2024
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EP 37 Marketing Insight - How to work with influencers in 2024 with Claire Robinson, Weekend CandyFebruary 26, 2024
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EP 36 Digital marketing insights and what's next for the UK's tourism industry with Jarrod Lopiccolo & Kate Sikora from digital agency Noble PerformsFebruary 14, 2024
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Ep 35 The role of culture in Weston-super-Mare's Regeneration: conversation with Creative Director, Fiona Matthews of Super Culture 🌟February 01, 2024
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Ep 34 ⚽️ Sports tourism in Bristol and the exciting plans for Bristol's Ashton Gate Stadium, home of Bristol City Football Club and Bristol Bears with CEO Mark Kelly. January 17, 2024
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Ep 33 Setting out the ambition and plans for visitor economy of the VisitWest tourism region with Managing Director, Kathryn DavisDecember 06, 2023
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Ep 32 Insight into one of the South West's best campsite and outdoor activity centres Mendip Activity Centre, with George Combe November 23, 2023
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Ep 31 Noah's Ark Zoo Farm: An Accessible, VisitEngland Gold Award-Winning Visitor Attraction with Larry BushOctober 25, 2023
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30. How restaurant Urban Tandoor is smashing it on TikTok with Owner Sujith D’Almeida and TikTok Queen Nat BreretonOctober 04, 2023
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29. Marketing in the visitor economy with Kelly BallardMay 08, 2023
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28. Find out how Stroud Brewery and Stonehouse Court Hotel are working together as part of VisitGloucestershire's Sustainability Champions to help each other and drive change April 12, 2023
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27. How Bath's historic venues have adapted through massive changes, with Rebecca West, Marketing Manager at the Roman Baths March 29, 2023
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26. Hear about this year's momentous Bristol 650 celebrations from Naomi Miller, Acting Director at Bristol IdeasMarch 15, 2023
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25. You must have heard of the award winning boutique hotel Homewood Park? Listen to my conversation with Lewis Collins about what its like to work in and promote the distinctly cool Kaleidoscope Collection March 01, 2023
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24. Meet Anselm Guise, the aristocratic trance music aficionado, turned owner of stunning country estate Elmore Court, near Gloucester. February 15, 2023
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23. Podcast 1st birthday episode, with Annah Todman owner of Uncover Britain road trips, talking motorhome travel February 01, 2023
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22. Growing a successful digital following for destinations with travel blogger turned in-house digital marketer Lisa Kowalkowski, Marketing CheltenhamJanuary 18, 2023
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21. The rise of the Sri Lankan restaurant chain The Coconut Tree, with founder Rodrigo Rasthinthe January 04, 2023
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20. Westonbirt Arboretum and the developments that have created a truly inspirational outdoor visitor attraction, with Sophie Nash, Programme ManagerDecember 14, 2022
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