UKinbound will host Scottish members and industry colleagues in Edinburgh next week, 25 July, as the association looks to increase its regional representation and ensure that all destinations across the UK and not just London, benefit from the billions contributed to the economy every year by incoming holiday visitors.
Recent figures* reveal that as much as £18.2 billion were earned for the twelve months to May 2012 with incoming holiday visitors over the period reaching a record 12.3 million. Speaking at the event, UKinbound chief executive, Mary Rance, will be hoping to develop relations with the Scottish industry and encourage members to harness this resource and boost tourism to the region.
Rance will also be giving an overview of the organisation’s current industry standing and growth plans north of the border. The event will provide an ideal opportunity for locally based businesses to network and develop vital relationships with like-minded peers.
Mary Rance, chief executive, UKinbound commented: “We have organised this event in line with our growth strategy, which is to develop our regional representation and build critical mass of membership. We aim to represent the inbound issues affecting Scotland, both in Holyrood and Westminster, more widely and effectively. Scotland, its cities and surrounds, is an important destination for visitors to the UK and we look forward to highlighting all this amazing region has to offer, alongside our members and travel and tourism associates.”