Tourism conference focuses on moving forward

Borders tourism businesses are invited to the latest annual Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership conference on Thursday, March 23, at Tower Mill in Hawick

‘Collaboration and Connectivity: Moving the Borders Forward’ is the theme of the conference, exploring how businesses can capitalise and build on the recent growth in visitor numbers and investments within the tourism sector.

Businesses will hear from Charlie Smith, of VisitScotland; Tom Campbell, of North Highland Initiative and North Coast 500; Midlothian and Borders Tourism Action Group; Scottish Borders Winter Festival; John Fordyce, of the Borders Distillery; and Robert Kennedy, of Supercontrol.

Carol Ann Houghton, chairperson of the tourism partnership, said: “There is a real groundswell of excitement and enthusiasm within our local tourism industry at the moment. With visitor numbers growing, increased investment and lots of business innovation and diversification underway, this year’s conference aims to help us all realise our potential and take the sector from strength to strength.”