Fiona Hutchison joined Interface in September as Sector Engagement Executive for Tourism to encourage multi-party groups to collaborate with academic expertise. Here, we found out a bit more about Fiona and what she has been doing so far. Continue reading →
I live in Peebles in the Scottish Borders and am always quick to promote the town and the surrounding area both as a place to live and also to visit. Since we moved here it has become a centre for tourist activity. Yes the town’s pretty and it’s lovely to visit on a bank holiday Monday but that’s never going to be enough to sustain local businesses nor does it explain the growth in the sector which we have seen over recent years. Continue reading →
By Dr Claire Seaman, Senior Lecturer in Business and Director of the Scottish Forum for Family Business Research at Queen Margaret University.
With the recent interest in programmes such as the BBC’s ‘Who do you think you are?’ and the continuous enthusiasm from North America in tracing ancestry, it is no surprise that Scottish businesses are seeing the potential in ancestral tourism.
Edinburgh based global travel-search company Skyscanner is leading Scotland’s growing reputation as a tech hub. Over the last ten years the company has grown from an Excel spreadsheet to Europe’s leading flight search engine and has no intentions of slowing down.
By Mari Findlay, Rural Project Executive, Interface
I had the pleasure of recently presenting at the Dumfries and Galloway Regional Tourism Conference, and was blown away by the sincerity and modesty of the key speaker – Professor David Thomson – who is the founder and now Chairman of MMR Research Worldwide.
Featuring guest blogger Marc Crothall, Chief Executive, Scottish Tourism Alliance.
2014, the most widely anticipated year in memory and all of a sudden, it’s here. We’re counting down the weeks now to some of the biggest events in the world, taking place in our country but are we ready? Are you ready? Have you thought about how you can take full advantage of the many opportunities that exist for all tourism business throughout Scotland in this second year of Homecoming and how you can benefit from the current innovations, initiatives and the increase in knowledge sharing within our tourism industry in Scotland?