Tourism conference proving to be popular

A waiting list has been put in place for businesses interested in attending the annual Borders tourism conference later this month.

The Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership event has caught the attention of so many businesses that registration was full in record time.

“We’re delighted at the reception this year’s conference has received,’ said chair of the Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership Catherine Maxwell-Stuart. “We have a really strong programme of speakers, and exciting developments such as the new tourism strategy and the Borders railway to discuss. It should be a great day.”

The event, on November 21 at the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel will feature key-note speakers Steven Leckie – chairman of the Scottish Tourism Alliance and Crieff Hydro chief executive Stephen McLean, the events programme manager for Homecoming Scotland 2014.

The conference will deliver advice to Borders tourism businesses on how to capitalise on initiatives such as Homecoming 2014 and the Borders Railway, and practical information on topics including digital media, event success and business funding.

On the day, the brand new regional tourism strategy will also be presented, which features an action plan enabling the Scottish Borders to grow its tourism economy in line with the national strategy.