Tourism team to lead pan-Ayrshire presence

The Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Team will lead the organisation of a pan-Ayrshire presence at the national tourism trade show, VisitScotland Expo, being held at the SECC in Glasgow in April 2013.

Following on from the success of Ayrshire’s collaborative presence in previous years, the Tourism Team is co-ordinating an even bigger presence for 2013. Plans are underway to include up to ten of Ayrshire’s leading tourism operators who will come together on a custom-built stand designed to highlight the best of Ayrshire and Arran at Scotland’s flagship business to business event for the travel trade, which attracts hundreds of buyers from around the UK and worldwide markets.

Moira Birtwistle, Chair of the Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Leadership Group said: “I am delighted to support this initiative which showcases Ayrshire & Arran, stimulating interest and new business. It is a great opportunity and I would urge tourism operators to make the most of it.”

“Expo is a fantastic opportunity to promote our wonderful area to buyers from around the world. The show returns to Glasgow this year and we are looking for industry partners to get on board and work with us to make sure that we have a strong presence to maximise new business for Ayrshire & Arran.”

Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Team works in partnership with VisitScotland and industry representatives across Ayrshire to increase and development the tourism market, create jobs and encourage people to spend in the area.

Places are limited so interested businesses should contact Daniel Steel, Tourism Development Officer, at daniel.steel@south-ayrshire.gov.uk or call 01292 616197 to note interest and secure their place on the stand.