Working together is key to boost tourism business in Fife

Tue 4 Apr 17

Tourism Summit sets the scene for new season ahead

As the new tourism season gets underway the message for businesses in Fife is that working together is the key for future success. That was the finding from the Fife Tourism Summit which brought together specialist tourism groups, Local Tourist Associations and businesses to discuss their plans for the year ahead.

Hosted by the Fife Tourism Partnership, the summit meeting in the Carnegie Conference Centre last week, also heard from Fiona Hutchison of Interface, which helps businesses with the creation and development on new products and services by connecting them with the right academic experience.

Fife's specialist tourism includes cruise ships, film, world heritage and accessible tourism. Speakers from each of the groups set up to encourage business development around these opportunities presented their plans for the year. They included Peter Wilson of CruiseForth, Donald MacKenzie about the Outlander group and Jan Kerr provided an update on Access Fife.

The meeting also heard from some of the Local Tourist Associations including Peter Wilson of the Dunfermline and West Fife Tourist Association, Jerry Beaulier from Tourism St Andrews and Moira Henderson of the Cupar and North Fife Local Tourist Association.

Alistair Bruce, chair of the Fife Tourism Partnership, commented:

"This was a timely opportunity to reflect on how many diverse specialist and regional opportunities are on our doorstep in Fife. While these are important in their own right, collaboration and knowledge of what each group is doing is the key to maximising business development across the region."

For more information on tourism business opportunities or any of the specialist and local groups visit www.fifetourismpartnership.org

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