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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fife Tourism is the Business


The strength of Fife’s tourism businesses and meeting facilities has been showcased to a group of Scotland’s leading conference organisers.

The two day event, hosted by VisitScotland’s Business Tourism Unit and Fife Council, has seen ten of Scotland’s top meetings and conference organisers visit west Fife, highlighting the range of unique and purpose-built venues for holding meetings and conferences.

The Boathouse, Aberdour, The Bay Hotel, Kinghorn, Balbirnie House Hotel, Cluny Clays outdoor activity and conference centre, Keavil House Hotel, Carnegie Conference centre, Dunfermline Football Club, Garvock House Hotel and Knockhill Racing Circuit were all included in the familiarisation trip which could in turn contribute significantly to their businesses.

The event was designed to bring together meeting planners and let them experience first-hand some of Fife’s best venues, suppliers and event providers, enhancing the status of the Kingdom and Scotland as a world-class destination for meetings, incentive travel and corporate hospitality.

 “The importance of business tourism and the role it plays in Scotland cannot be underestimated,” said Neil Brownlee, Head of the Business Tourism Unit. “Not only is business tourism recovering well, there is clear evidence that it is on track to being a £1billion industry.”

He continued: “It is imperative that we continue to highlight the breadth of quality on offer for conference and business planners when coming to Fife and I believe that the businesses visited give a great flavour and insight of what delegates can expect.”




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