VisitScotland Business Events will showcase the best of Scottish design with a tweed pop-up experience on its stand at IBTM World this year as part of its promotion of Scottish business tourism at the Barcelona event......
We are delighted to welcome three new colleagues to the VisitScotland Business Events team: Fiona Mackinnon (Assistant Manager - Associations & Sectors), Lucy McCaul (Marketing & Communications Manager) and Patrick Lamont (Associations & Sectors - Executive)....
Some of Perthshire’s top venues and suppliers have put a group of UK buyers through their paces, in a series of challenges to encourage more business visitors to the area....
Scotland’s only scientist to be selected for a unique all-female international expedition to Antarctica will help launch a new national ambassador programme celebrating Scotland’s global reputation as a knowledge economy....
An international business events summit featuring key event organisers from North America could generate up to £15 million for the Scottish economy.
VisitScotland will be pulling out all of the stops for The Meetings Show with its largest ever stand presence and a packed programme of on-stand activity. Showcasing Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design in 2016 – VisitScotland will have renowned Edinburgh Sketcher Mark Kirkham on stand.........
VisitScotland’s Business Events team is back in the office after a very busy IMEX in Frankfurt (19 – 21 April), which saw them spreading their ScotSpirit whilst selling Scotland to the global event industry....
Images of some of Scotland’s most famous world-changing innovations, including the television, telephone and Dolly the Sheep, are being used to inspire more business visitors to the country....
VisitScotland is aiming to get an even stronger foothold in the German market, showcasing the world’s largest indoor climbing arena to a group of influential event organisers....
With the New Year now in full swing, Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 is already under way.
Leading businesses from all corners of Scotland showcase their venues to UK and Ireland event organisers.
Our Business Events team helped deliver the first ever M&I Forum to be hosted in Scotland...
UKinbound has announced that it will be bringing its annual convention to Aviemore
Dumfries and Galloway tourism businesses learn the recipe for success in the Year of Food and Drink
Members of an award-winning events agency have enjoyed a high-octane tour of the Kingdom.
Top event organisers set to sample Dumfries and Galloway’s venues
The new initiative 'Think Scotland, Think Conference' has been launched. Read on for more information.
Convention Edinburgh, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and others go head to head for the Best UK Convention Bureau award
Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing has announced a £1 million investment from the Scottish Government to help attract major international conferences to Scotland....
Business Tourism professionals gather in Edinburgh for the annual Business Tourism Scotland: Conference 2014
The Business Tourism team attend EIBTM in Barcelona for a 7th consecutive year, hear about what's in store.
Convention Edinburgh, the business tourism arm of Marketing Edinburgh, showcased the Scottish capital through its new film...
Gleneagles Hotel welcome a new refurbishment expanding its events space.
VisitScotland leads 15-strong delegation at IMEX America in Las Vegas
On 9-10 October, VisitScotland's Business Tourism team will host more than 30 buyers from across Europe during the first 'Meet in Scotland' event
Pitlochry's Atholl Palace is to welcome medical experts from across Europe
Scotland’s business tourism credentials are set to be showcased to the world next summer...
Top VisitScotland award to SECC and The SSE Hydro is further testament to outstanding quality of city’s venues
Commonwealth Games star among speakers in Peebles
Glasgow's Drygate Brewery and The Famous Grouse Experience in Crieff bring you novel incentive experiences...
Hundreds of biotechnology experts are set to gather in the Highlands.
Whisky, also known as the ‘Water of Life’, was the tipple of choice in London last week at International Confex...
Businesses in Hamburg get a unique taste of Scotland on Wednesday 25 February.
NEARLY 200 members of Virgin Atlantic’s global team will be jetting into Edinburgh as the airline’s Sales and Marketing Conference comes to Scotland for the very first time....
VisitScotland's Business Tourism Unit marked the launch of its Homecoming 2014 campaign to the global business tourism market on 12 January at the Global Reception of PCMA’s Convening Leaders meeting....
We are welcoming the world to Scotland in 2014 and, whatever your business, you’ll discover why it’s the place to be.
Are you a Tommy Teamer, a Karen Conscientious, a Mary Maverick or a Dan Driven? Profiles expert gets best out of Scotland’s conference organisers
Scottish Business Tourism event attracts top speakers to encourage the industry to evolve and engage with the future… and a demanding ‘Generation Y’
VisitScotland announced as “Best UK Conference & Incentive Destination Marketing Team” at the C&IT Awards in London on 27th September.
The Business Tourism Unit recently hosted a press trip showcasing the union of Scotland’s exceptional MICE product with dramatic landscapes.
An influx of conferences from all over the world is set to boost the Scottish economy by more than £70 million.
As people the world over celebrate the birth of the Prince of Cambridge, we look at some Scottish meeting and events venues with a Royal touch
Members of the Business Tourism Unit headed to London for the debut Meetings Show UK in July, a major new event for the UK meetings industry, where the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation unveiled its findings on the impact the industry has on the British economy...
Scotland’s business tourism industry is worth more than £1.9 billion to the country’s economy, according to a report published on 10th July 2013.
The Business Tourism Unit along with four Scottish partners recently participated in the annual USA Meeting and Incentive Forum, a trade event where suppliers and buyers in the MICE travel market meet to do business....
As Scotland prepares to welcome the world in 2014 with the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, there was no better time to showcase the dynamic destination than May’s IMEX exhibition in Frankfurt......
Providing Scotland based partners with an opportunity to showcase their products and services to potential buyers from around the globe, Scotland Means Business (SMB) took place from 22-24 April in Inverness and the stunning Cairngorms National Park...
Neil Brownlee and Richard Knight from the Business Tourism Unit (BTU) were part of Team Scotland during an incredible week of engagement with the North American market at Scotland Week....
The Business Tourism Unit (BTU), joined by the Royal Yacht Britannia, headed to The Brewery, London in February to take part in the second edition of the BNC Global Event Show....
Members of the VisitScotland Business Tourism Unit (BTU) staked Scotland’s claim to international meetings business at the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) annual Convening Leaders event held in Orlando...
The Business Tourism Unit (BTU) and its French PR agency, Interface, recently brought the latest Scottish developments to Paris on a French sales mission....
Scotland has been named as the world’s top travel destination by CNN Travel. Leading the way with major events and technological advancements, Scotland stood apart from other leading business tourism destinations for its conference, event and hospitality product....
The Business Tourism Unit (BTU) hosted an Ambassador Winter Networking event in December at Stirling University, showcasing the capabilities of the university’s campus to academic ambassadors, with an aim to encourage them to bring their Association Conferences to Scotland....
Scotland Means Business is Scotland’s flagship business to business event for MICE agents. Our 2012 edition of Scotland Means Business (SMB) took place on 7 and 8 November in an enlightening Edinburgh setting. ...
The strength of the north’s meeting and incentive facilities has been showcased to a group of influential conference and incentive organisers from London. The two day ‘Highland Agency Challenge’ event saw the group visit Inverness-shire and the Cairngorms to take part in a host of creative challenges.......
VisitScotland has promoted Amanda Henderson to the role of Meetings and Incentives Marketing Manager, UK and Europe, within its Business Tourism Unit. ...
The world famous Edinburgh Fringe may be coming to an end for 2012, but many of the festival’s top venues are available for hire throughout the year. ...
Forget London, Monaco, New York and Paris, VisitScotland is preparing to welcome leading incentive buyers to Scotland to showcase the crème de la crème of Scottish hospitality. ...
The Business Tourism Unit is among the partners joining the Scottish Government to host a ‘Scotland House’ facility in London during the Olympic Games....
The conference market in the Highlands could benefit to the tune of almost £1million on the back of the Business Tourism Unit’s Ambassador Programme.
VisitScotland’s newly launched £2 million national bid fund aimed at attracting more business tourism to Scotland over the next three years has already begun reaping benefits for the Scottish economy. ...
As the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee approaches, we round up Scotland’s top venues with a Royal connection.
Capitalising on an increase in enquiries from US and European buyers considering Scotland as a destination for conferences and events, VisitScotland’s Business Tourism Unit (BTU) is stepping up its presence at international trade shows....
The strength of Fife’s tourism businesses and meeting facilities has been showcased to a group of Scotland’s leading conference organisers.
At 23 miles long, a mile wide and more than 750 feet deep, a cruise on Loch Ness is really the only way to fully appreciate its mystery and take in the stunning scenery of the Highlands. ...
Scotland is set to boost its reputation as a host of major international conferences, following the announcement of a new bid fund. VisitScotland is offering £2 million over the next three years, with the aim of making Scotland more competitive within the international conference market. ...
Away from the stress of the office, the fresh air and dramatic landscapes of the Scottish countryside can help delegates to think differently and get creative. ...
On 25 January people around the world toast Scotland’s bard with a traditional Burns Supper, here are some whisky and Burns related venues that are worth writing about......
With London 2012 fast approaching, many organisations are looking for venues outside the south east for this summer’s meetings and events.
Think outside the box when planning your events in 2012. Why not consider a creative or unconventional venue, and include exciting and imaginative programmes incorporating the special events that will take place throughout the year...
The Shetland Isles and the Orkney Isles are remarkable landscapes that offer myriad possibilities for adventurous business tourism groups looking for something different and truly special...
Many business tourists and MICE event planners are so fixated on Edinburgh and Glasgow that they don’t seem to notice Southern Scotland when they fly over it. That is a real shame as I found out when I headed to the Scottish Borders and then Dumfries and Galloway and discovered a wealth of opportunities for MICE groups looking to get active amon...
The problem when picking a Scottish island is not so much the lack of choice, but rather too much choice. As I discovered, traversing the country this year, there are over 800 islands......
An epic land of towering mountain peaks, rich native Caledonian forests, brooding glens and tumbling rivers, the Highlands are Scotland’s gigantic adventure playground. There are more sheep than people and often you don’t even see many of those in one of Europe’s last great wildernesses, an oasis that is ideal for organising a wide array of top...
The latest edition of Scotland Means Business is at an end and it’s clear to see that Scotland really does mean business.
Robin McKelvie, travel writer and broadcaster, gives his thoughts on Scotland as a destination for MICE events and on VisitScotland's BTU flagship event, Scotland Means Business...
Be inspired in seats of learning, both contemporary and historic, in some of Scotland’s finest academic venues.
The Business Tourism Unit has recently been nominated for a number of awards across the meetings and events industry. Read on to find out more...
The world famous charms of the West Highlands and the Hebrides are well known, but what about the rest of Scotland’s western fringes? Argyll and Ayrshire are packed...
So incentive and teambuilding trips to Fife and Perthshire are always about swinging clubs around some of the world’s most famous golf courses? Not so. What about hurling off a 40m high bungee jump? Or maybe attaching a sail to a go-kart and land yachting along a beach that starred in a Hollywood movie?...
A major international conference on marine biodiversity will attract around 1,000 delegates to the city of Aberdeen next month.
A consortium of Perthshire businesses, including Scone Palace, St Johnstone FC and Perth Racecourse, has been awarded £18,500 by VisitScotland
World-renowned as a festival city and the place to be in August, Edinburgh is also a truly inspiring destination for meetings and incentives
On the Year of Active Scotland, Robin will be travelling around Scotland participating in activities which can be organised for your next incentive or teambuilding activity....
As Glasgow gears up for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and with the city’s Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre celebrating 25 successful years, the city is buzzing as never before....
Located in the heart of Edinburgh, the National Museum of Scotland has undergone a £46.4 million major redevelopment, which has transformed it into a world class 21st century experience. ...
The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort is celebrating this week after being one of only two venues in Scotland to be awarded the highly acclaimed ‘VenueVerdict Gold Standard Accreditation’ ...
Situated in the heart of Scotland, within easy reach of both Edinburgh and Glasgow, Lanarkshire has a great variety of historic venues and modern conference facilities to add something unique to your next event. ...
The Global Business Travel Association is to hold its Oil, Gas and Marine Travel Conference at the Thistle Aberdeen Altens Hotel in October this year, attracting 110 delegates over two days. ...
Golf is set to put Inverness firmly on the map this month, as the world’s top golfers arrive in the Highlands for the Barclays Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links, 7-10 July 2011. ...
In honour of Armed Forces Day on 25 June, here are some Scottish venues with a military connection, offering a truly unique setting for any event...
After three years and £12 million investment, Stirling Castle is set to unveil the newly refurbished James V Palace, an ideal venue for gala dinners.
The magnificent racing yacht once owned by Her Majesty The Queen is now available for hire for small corporate groups or VIPs.
Scotland’s Highlands are famous for their stunning scenery, breathtaking views, rolling hills and excellence in food and drink.
As HM the Queen conferred the title of Earl and Countess of Strathearn on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, for when they are in Scotland, the area will attract attention for tourists keen to meet in the Earldom with such romantic links. ...
They came from around the UK and Ireland and as far away as Germany, Spain, France, Austria, Switzerland, the United States, Canada and Russia to experience the best of Scotland.........
Our spring Scotland Means Business (SMB) event will take place on April 12th and 13th 2011 at The Fairmont hotel in beautiful St Andrews, Fife.
As it’s the season when mothers are front of mind, we thought we would give you a round up of venues around Scotland with a maternal connection, however tenuous. ...
A group of Fife tourism businesses are attracting lucrative business to the Kingdom. Using Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink as a hook to attract event organisers from all over Scotland,...
VisitScotland’s Business Tourism Unit is set to showcase exciting new developments at Confex 2011. This year will see many venues including Stirling Castle and National Museums Scotland unveil extensive redevelopments and Confex is the place to find out how Scotland can offer unrivalled conference venues and facilities....
Not only is Scotland home to some of the best hotels, exclusive use venues and purpose-built conference centres, it has also provided some of the most memorable locations for award-winning films and Hollywood stars. ...
As 2011 gets underway, Scotland is set for an exciting year ahead with a host of new developments in the pipeline. VisitScotland’s Business Tourism Unit reports on just some of the hottest new additions to the country’s ever- expanding conferencing portfolio. ...
To celebrate Burns’ night and the official opening of the new £21 million Burns Birthplace Museum, VisitScotland’s Business Tourism Unit shares some lesser known facts on the nation’s Bard...
Castle Stuart Golf Links near Inverness has been confirmed as the venue for the Barclays Scottish Open for 2011, taking place from July 7-10.
As 2011 arrives we enter our Active Scotland year. During this year, and beyond it, we will celebrate and promote the benefits of an Active Scotland for all the people of Scotland and its visitors. ...
Welcome in 2011 as you mean to go on – in shape for your business! For those delegates who want to keep fit, lose weight or detox as part of their New Year’s resolutions, Scotland offers an inspirational setting with a host of activities to help shed the excesses of the festive season....
With more and more businesses seeking assurance that they are visiting a sustainable destination, many of Scotland’s key conferencing venues are "greening" their operations to ensure they meet this demand....
As Scots celebrate St Andrew’s Day on November 30th, VisitScotland’s Business Tourism Unit honours the town named after the patron saint and highlights just some of its first-class corporate venues....
Our Autumn Scotland Means Business took place on 3rd and 4th November 2010 at Turnberry. Read on to find out what happened and see some photos from the event! ...
Have you ever held an event with delegates you had not bargained for? With Halloween around the corner, VisitScotland’s BTU lists the most haunted venues in Scotland which can bring a spooky theme to your next event!...
VisitScotland has announced the appointment of Malcolm Roughead, OBE, as its new Chief Executive, along with a restructuring of senior staff to create annual savings of £335,000....
Neil Brownlee is the new head of business tourism at VisitScotland. Neil, formerly meetings & incentives manager within the Business Tourism Unit (BTU) team, is tasked with increasing business tourism income to Scotland in the coming years....
Record income from Europe is boosting Scotland’s economy in the form of £8.5 million of potential economic impact in business tourism enquiries handled at a major international trade show last year....
VisitScotland's Business Tourism Unit is heading back to the Square Meal Venues and Events show at Old Billingsgate London after such a fantastic show last year.......
VisitScotland's Business Tourism Unit will be returning to Event UK after exhibiting successfully for the first time at the show last year. There's still time to join us!...
The Business Tourism Unit is thrilled to hear that our flagship Scotland Means Business event has been nominated for 'Best In-house Event' at the Scottish Event Awards....
Following the success of our previous ‘Scotland On Tour' events, the BTU took to the road again visiting some of the top conference and incentive agents in Manchester, Halifax, Harrogate and York from 22 - 24 June 2010....
Our Spring newsletter brings you information on Scotland's Year of Food and Drink, as well as some fresh new ideas for your next event in Scotland!
We are delighted to announce that Scotland Means Business will next take place on 3rd and 4th November 2010 at Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort.
The contract to design and build the Scotland stand at MICE exhibitions for the next three years was recently awarded to Rocket Exhibitions & Events.
Due to disruption caused to air travel by the volcanic ash, Scotland Means Business, due to take place on April 20th and 21st has been postponed.
The BTU has today, 15 March 2010, released the latest edition of NewsScotland. With a roundup of all that is new and happening in Scotland's conference sector, the e-newsletter offers the most up to date news on openings and refurbishments.
VisitScotlands Business Tourism Unit has today unveiled a new website, conventionscotland.com...
VisitScotlands Business Tourism Unit (BTU) will be unveiling something new at this years International Confex.
VisitScotland's Business Tourism Unit hosted another successful Industry Seminar event on Tuesday 2nd February.
In Munich the BTU and SDI will host a similar post-concert reception with key members of the RSNO and their Music Director.
Scotlands annual customer satisfaction tracking survey revealed excellent results for satisfaction as a meeting and conference destination
VisitScotlands Business Tourism Unit has recently appointed Richard Knight as Marketing Manager for North America & Emerging Markets.
Scotland is delighted to be returning to International Confex 2010 in February for what promises to be one of our busiest shows yet....
Scotland is set to host the worlds largest gathering of adventure tourism specialists at the seventh Adventure Travel World Summit.