London here we go… Scotland here they come!
Tuesday 9, November 2010
VisitScotland is helping take Kilts to Katmandu, Golf to Goa, distilleries to Denmark and Scotch to Serbia as the national tourism organisation gears up for World Travel Market. To get a taste of Scotland head to stand UKI 246.
A total of 14 diverse Scottish businesses, including hoteliers, visitor attractions and transport companies, have teamed up with VisitScotland to sell their country to the world.
Scotland has been present at every World Travel Market since it began 30 years ago. This year, the main focus will be on the current international campaign - Meet the Scots - and Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink.
‘Meet the Scots’ is a major international marketing campaign featuring real people living in Scotland. From a charismatic barman and a friendly B&B owner to a Duke and Duchess, a chef, a Loch Ness expert and a wildlife guide, the personalities behind the pictures are as diverse as their interests.
Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink sees the country celebrating its fantastic food producers, providers and experiences. Brining this to live at World Travel Market, the Master Blender from the Glengoyne Distillery, which has joined the Scotland stand for the first time as an exhibiting partner, will also be conducting tasting sessions twice a day on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and four lucky buyers will even have the chance to win their own bottle of personalised whisky.
At the Scotland stand, buyers will be able to get their hands on EventScotland’s new Winter Festivals campaign booklets, which detail more than 60 fantastic events to celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night.
On Monday, 8 November, Dr Cantlay will host around 200 travel trade professionals during VisitScotland’s “Meet the Scots” networking evening.
Speaking on VisitScotland’s presence at the 2010 World Travel Market, Mike Cantlay, the organisation’s Chairman said: “From stunning scenery, to friendly people; from cities to remote islands, Scotland truly has it all. I’m delighted to be attending World Travel Market this year with some fantastic Scottish tourism businesses. To find out more about our amazing country, come along to stand UKI 246 where Team Scotland will be ready to welcome you!”
List of Partners on the Scotland stand:
• Abbey Tours Scotland
• Apex Hotels
• Classic Britain
• Cosmopolitan Hotels
• Glengoyne Distillery
• Historic Scotland
• JAC Travel Scotland
• Northlink Ferries
• Oxford Hotels and Inns
• Park Inn by Radisson Aberdeen
• Royal Highland Hotel Inverness (A Rennie Mackintosh Group Hotel)
• Strathmore Hotels
• The Edinburgh Woollen Mills
• Welcome to Fife (Fife Council)
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