Destination organisation Love Loch Lomond will host a flagship Marine Tourism Conference for the tourism industry on Wednesday 28 February 2018 in Loch Lomond.
2020 is Scotland’s Year of Coast & Waters, and presents an outstanding opportunity to promote destinations with freshwater and marine assets.
This event will look at the Loch Lomond area’s regional advantages with a wider Scottish context, and get businesses and operators thinking about products and services to enhance the visitor experience for those engaged in boating and water-related activities.
Delegates will hear from people directly engaged in marine and coastal tourism development, including infrastructure projects, business engagement, visitor management and cruise markets.
This is an opportunity to be ready for global market exposure in 2020, and to develop partnerships for business and consumer benefit across the area.
The conference will host a range of expert marine tourism speakers, including keynote speaker Kylie Lethbridge from Australia, and Daniel Steel from Sail Scotland, in the run-up to Scottish Tourism Month.
David Adams McGilp, VisitScotland
Product and market development for 2020 and beyond
International Case Study
Kylie Lethbridge, Nillumbik Shire Council, Australia
Integrated strategic destination planning to ensure growth
Scotland Case Study
Richard Miller, Scottish Canals
Community Engagement & Heritage Influence: Asset management, community and conservation projects, locality, sector
Daniel Steel, Sail Scotland
Marketing activities, consumer profile and local impact
Rhona Fairgrieve, Scottish Coastal Forum
Scotland’s Marine Plan, coastline and inland water recreation
Richard Walsh, Scottish Government
Year of Scotland’s Coast & Waters 2020: global opportunity and legacy
Optional: Bed & Breakfast
This event will look at the Loch Lomond area’s regional advantages, and get businesses operators thinking about products and services to enhance the visitor experience for those engaged in boating and water-related activities.David Adams-McGilp
A variety of delegate packages are available for the full day conference, with more speakers in the process of being confirmed.
Businesses will also have the opportunity to exhibit.
Full delegate information and conference registration available via Eventbrite.
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