The Minister for International Development and Europe, Dr Alasdair Allan, has announced an award of £390k to be granted to events across Scotland as part of the Scotland's Winter Festival programme 17/18.
Green credentials are now in the business mainstream and it is of primary importance for SMEs as well as large corporations to demonstrate that they are continually becoming more sustainable. Failure to do so cedes the field to the competition.
Digital has changed how our visitors are inspired, plan, book and share their trips and that creates challenges and opportunities for us all in the way we market and sell our products and destinations. We're confident that this new site will help you navigate the ever-changing digital landscape.
The Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA), which represents the interests of the visitor attractions sector in Scotland, will be holding its annual two-day Autumn Conference at The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort, Cumbernauld from 9th – 10th November 2017.
A new Scottish Business Taskforce of economic and business leaders will come together to discuss ways to help support some of Scotland's most important sectors, including oil and gas, tourism, financial services and food and drink.
The challenge weekend brought together over 120 tourism and technology professionals and students to analyse a range of tourism-related data, developing innovative products, services or tools that benefit the tourism industry in Edinburgh.
"The latest international visitor figures for the 12 months to the end of June 2017 are very encouraging and should offer confidence to the industry that we can continue to perform successfully as Scotland's main economic driver. Importantly, this growth has helped to counter the decline in domestic visits and spend over the same period. The significant rise in overseas visitors from North America can be attributed to the favourable exchange rate and Scotland being perceived as a safe and welcoming destination.
Key industry figures will gather in Edinburgh this month for a major new networking event facilitated by the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) as part of its ongoing strategy to highlight the growing importance of foodservice to its members and the wider wholesale industry.