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Scottish Tourism Week 2008 4th-11th March

By Editor - Posted on 17 February 2008

Scottish Tourism Week 2008

4th-11th March

'Invest in Scottish Tourism'








Dear Editor,

Tourism Week™ will take place throughout Scotland from the 4th - 11th
March 2008. The week is aimed at raising the awareness of tourism as
Scotland's most sustainable industry and this year's theme is
'Investing in Scottish Tourism'.

Scottish Tourism Week will
bring the private, public and elected sector together under one
positive agenda, that is, how we can work together to drive forward
tourism across Scotland. We are determined to build on the success of
previous Scottish Tourism Weeks in order to create a positive political
climate for growth in tourism, which will in turn support and attract
greater levels of private investment.

Highlighting Scottish Tourism Week is the Scotland United Conference which promises
to be the event to have your views heard both through debate and
through the interactive feedback sessions to influence the key drivers
for tourism in Scotland.




Update on:

Scottish Tourism Week 2008 - Book Your Place Now!

Highlights include the major tourism conference Scotland United and an industry dinner which will celebrate the industry's achievements.

The calendar below will be continually updated on our website:





Tuesday 4th March

Launch of Scottish Tourism Week 2008


Queen Elizabeth Forest Park exploration (by Aberfoyle)

Forestry Commission Scotland familiarisation visit for tourism businesses.
Free event, book early to secure your place.
More info.




Wednesday 5th March

Scotland United: Invest in Scottish Tourism

Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
View detailed information on this popular industry conference


DELEGATE RATE: £90+ VAT (STF/BHA members) and £150 + VAT non-members

To ensure your place at this significant industry conference email or complete the registration form.

View detailed information on exhibitioner packages

Parliamentary Reception
Garden Lobby, Holyrood

Contact STF on 0131 220 6321 for more information

Ayrshire Chamber's Tourism Forum Tourism Challenge

Aviator suite, Prestwick Airport
View detailed information





Thursday 6th March

Tweed Valley Forest Park discovery (by Peebles)

Forestry Commission Scotland familiarisation visit for tourism businesses.
Free event, book early to secure your place.

More info.

'Learning Journey' at the Britannia
Downie, Chief Executive of the Royal Yacht Britannia, will be hosting
an event offering practical examples for others to improve the visitor
experience that they offer.
The event is exclusively available to ASVA members and is offered free of charge. Contact
with your name and contact details.
A new date has now been released, Thursday 13th March. If you would like to book your place please email:


Scottish Sustainable Development Forum Spring Plenary:
The Rural Economy and Tourism - Contributors to a Sustainable Scotland?
Perth Concert Hall (Horsecross), Perth

Free event, book early to secure your place.

and registration form

Reach for the Stars...your invitation to B&B Brilliance!
Drumossie Hotel, Inverness
day will comprise of inspirational speakers; workshops that will really
get you motivated, informative talks from some of the best B&B
proprietors in Scotland at 'B&B My Guest', a delicious lunch and a
chance to network and catch up with colleagues throughout the B&B
Tickets are £35, view more information or booking details

Industry Dinner

Glasgow Science Centre
View detailed information on the STW Industry Dinner.

Places are limited so please book as early as possible





Friday 7th March

What is the future of luxury?

VisitScotland, Ocean Point One, Edinburgh
Prof. Ian Yeoman's
seminar addresses the changing meaning of luxury and what it means for
tourism businesses, whether it is focusing on luxury golfers or
tranquillity experiences. Key note speaker Mark Shafer, Vice President,
Revenue & Profit Management, Walt Disney World.

More Info.




Tues 11th March

Sustainable Tourism Event

Lovat Arms Hotel, Fort Augustus
is supporting this event which will involve presentations and case
studies from the Green Tourism Business Scheme and the Tourism
Innovation Group as well as an opportunity to explore the sustainable
tourism initiatives in place at the Lovat Arms.

More info.

Tourism Customer Service Conference;

Service Excellence By Design
Old Fruit Market, Glasgow, £85 + VAT (£100) per delegate

Enterprise will be hosting this conference which gives tourism
businesses valuable insights from world class speakers on developing
excellent customer service.
More info.





Date tbc:
Enjoy Glenmore Forest Park (by Aviemore)

Forestry Commission Scotland familiarisation visit for tourism businesses.
Free event, book early to secure your place.
More info.





STF is extremely grateful for the support of the following confirmed sponsors for Scottish Tourism Week 2008:


you would like information on sponsorship opportunities for Scottish
Tourism Week 2008 (4th - 11th March) please call STF on 0131 220 6321
or email




your company, organisation, forum, association or academic institution
would like to host an event or be actively involved please email as soon as possible.

STF Press Release on Scottish Tourism Week!