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Friday, March 18, 2011

Fife Tourism Providers Serve up Business

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,  venues including  Pittormie Castle, Hill of Tarvit and St Andrews’ Rocca Grill,  this week hosted an event to demonstrate a flavour of the best in Fife for people organising events. 


Attending the ‘Feast of Fife’ event, organised by VisitScotland’s Business Tourism Unit, were some of Scotland’s top conference and event organisers including large companies, professional tour organisers and academic institutions.  The Business Tourism Unit, which promotes Scotland as a destination for meetings, conferences and events, worked with the Fife businesses to showcase what they do best for this lucrative sector which contributes £827m to Scotland’s economy annually, £81.5m of which comes into the Tayside and Fife regions.


Fife will again be on the agenda in April when the successful Scotland Means Business event will be hosted by VisitScotland at the Fairmont St Andrews Hotel.   Attracting over 40 conference and meeting organisers from around the world, the event will showcase the best Scotland has to offer this market and secure considerable business for the region.


Speaking about the events, VisitScotland’s head of business tourism, Neil Brownlee comments: “Fife is a region that offers a superb range of venues and providers for people organising events.  The business tourism market is vital to Scotland’s economy and by facilitating these two events we are helping to secure income for Fife businesses.”