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Nominate your Top 100 Women In Tourism 2022!

Date of article: Wed 9 Mar 22

Women in Tourism have announced the search for the 2022 Top 100 Women In Tourism.  Initially launched in 2018, this important, bi-annual initiative, recognises women working acro ...

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Fife Tourism Conference - Menu

Date of article: Mon 7 Mar 22

We are very excited to publish the menu for the delicious lunch prepared by the chefs at the Dean Park Hotel as part of the Fife Tourism Conference. See the download below to make ...

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Fife Tourism Conference - Delegate List

Date of article: Mon 7 Mar 22

The Fife Tourism Conference is nearly upon us and we are so excited to see you all on Thursday for what will be a brilliant event. We do still have a few tickets remaining so if yo ...

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A Record Year for Scottish Golf Tourism Week

Date of article: Fri 4 Mar 22

Tour operators from more than 30 countries travelled to St Andrews this week to meet with Scottish suppliers as Scottish Tourism Week (SGTW) returned. It was opened yesterday (2 M ...

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Let’s Go Fife programme - Help Develop the Young Workforce!

Date of article: Fri 4 Mar 22

Is your business passionate about youth development and employment? Fife is embracing Developing the Young Workforce (DYW), the national strategy for strengthening links between b ...

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McRae Corner at Knockhill

Date of article: Fri 25 Feb 22

From today, the team at Knockhill are thrilled and honoured to be naming a corner at Knockhill after the 40 years association the Circuit has had with all of the McRae family. The ...

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Disability and Inclusion in Travel and Tourism

Date of article: Mon 21 Feb 22

Removing the fear of getting it wrong for employees and employers in Scotland Inclusion Scotland, a national Disabled People’s Organisation, is offering free training workshops ...

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A culinary experience for art lovers in the business community

Date of article: Fri 18 Feb 22

Fine Art and Food will be on offer for the business community this summer at one of the year’s most highly anticipated art events, Jack Vettriano: The Early Years at Kirkcaldy Ga ...

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Food and Drink Sector - Health check survey

Date of article: Thu 17 Feb 22

The Economic Development Department of Fife Council is conducting the health check questionnaire on behalf of the Food4Fife Partnership. The hope is, that once we have feedback fro ...

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New Production Unit Opportunity at Bowhouse for food and drink producers

Date of article: Thu 17 Feb 22

Bowhouse, the Fife centre for food production and development, is on the hunt for three food and drink businesses to join their network of producers in three newly renovated units. ...

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150 days to go until the 150th Open

Date of article: Tue 15 Feb 22

A number of the world’s most renowned golfers are set to star in a very special exhibition of golf when The R&A’s Celebration of Champions is held at St Andrews during the ...

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Fife Tourism Conference - Programme now live!

Date of article: Fri 11 Feb 22

Get your tickets here for the Fife Tourism Conference! The programme is now live with inspiring speakers, networking, a Pecha Kucha session and more. See the download below to vie ...

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Scotland’s Event Industry Advisory Group (EIAG) Update

Date of article: Wed 9 Feb 22

Scotland’s Event Industry Advisory Group (EIAG) met on Thursday (3 February) to discuss a number of areas including the current COVID-19 restrictions, Scottish Government’s Str ...

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Meet our Conference Speakers!

Date of article: Fri 4 Feb 22

We are excited to let you know more about our conference speakers for the Fife Tourism Conference: Turning Challenge into Opportunity which will be held at the Dean Park Hotel, Kir ...

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Mental Health and Wellbeing - Training Development Programme for Tourism and Hospitality

Date of article: Tue 25 Jan 22

It has been a difficult 24 months the industry has ever faced and we feel the most vital resource - the staff - require support more now than ever before. Their mental wellbeing is ...

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53% of Scots to holiday in Scotland in 2022

Date of article: Fri 4 Feb 22

After two extremely unsettling years for the travel and tourism industries, what does 2022 have in store?   56 Degree Insight conducted a recent survey with a representative s ...

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Short term lets legislation approved

Date of article: Thu 20 Jan 22

All short-term let properties will require a licence to ensure they are safe and the people providing them are suitable, under legislation approved by the Scottish Parliament. Loc ...

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40% of Event Attendees to have Dietary Requirements by 2030 as Industry moves towards 'Green Eating'

Date of article: Fri 4 Feb 22

Event organisers believe that the number of dietary requirements amongst delegations will grow from 20%, in 2020, to 40% by 2030, according to research by Lime Venue Portfolio. The ...

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Funding support becomes available for independent museums

Date of article: Fri 4 Feb 22

The Museums Recovery Fund opened on the 2nd February to accredited and non-accredited independent museums thanks to the further £1 million funding from the Scottish Government. I ...

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The ‘iceberg’ effect – Community legacy of business events

Date of article: Thu 20 Jan 22

The ‘iceberg’ effect – community legacy of business events, article by Karen Tocher, Business Events Manager at Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau _ When evaluating the ...

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Marine, Adventure and Wildlife Tourism Strategy Business Survey

Date of article: Tue 1 Feb 22

Scotland’s Marine, Adventure and Wildlife sectors are conducting a survey to support the development of the Marine, Adventure and Wildlife Tourism Strategy. Your input will be e ...

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Omicron Measures to be Lifted

Date of article: Wed 19 Jan 22

Additional measures aimed at stemming the spread of the Omicron variant whilst the vaccination booster programme took effect are to be lifted. From Monday 24 January, measures to ...

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Distance Aware - Stakeholder Toolkit

Date of article: Thu 27 Jan 22

The Scottish Government has worked with the Bevan Commission to adopt the Distance Aware scheme and adapt it for Scotland.   They believe the initiative can support people in ...

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UN Report Underscores Importance of Tourism for Economic Recovery in 2022

Date of article: Fri 14 Jan 22

Press release, United Nations World Tourism Accosiation: The important role that tourism will play in the recovery of national economies and global trade has been highlighted in t ...

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Labour-tech for the Scottish hospitality sector

Date of article: Thu 27 Jan 22

Hotels and restaurants are facing significant challenges when it comes to recruiting, managing and retaining their labour force. Socio-economic, political and public health factors ...

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Talent search is on for this year's Cateys!

Date of article: Thu 13 Jan 22

The search for the 2022 Cateys award winners has launched! The awards are a celebration of all that is great in the industry, and the winners in each category represent the finest ...

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MasterChef The Professionals Winner Derek Johnstone partnering with Richard Turner at Rusacks St Andrews

Date of article: Thu 13 Jan 22

Executive chef and MasterChef: The Professionals winner, Derek Johnstone, will be teaming up with Richard Turner, chef and co-founder of London butcher Turner & George for ...

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New BBC Series Exploring Pettycur Park Life on Air

Date of article: Thu 13 Jan 22

Clare Graham from Advantage PR tells us more.... Life on the Bay, the new eight part TV series on Pettycur Bay Holiday Park in Kinghorn aired for the first time on Sunday 9th Ja ...

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Update to Current Restrictions

Date of article: Wed 12 Jan 22

At yesterday's statement to parliament, the First Minister announced the government would begin to lift some restrictions put in place to mitigate the impact of the Omicron varian ...

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Scottish Government Press Release: £9 million to mitigate impacts of Omicron announced to support tourism sector

Date of article: Wed 12 Jan 22

£9 million to mitigate impacts of Omicron. Details of a financial package worth up to £9 million for Scotland’s vital tourism sector have been confirmed by To ...

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Beyond the Boat – Diversifying seafood businesses in 2022

Date of article: Tue 11 Jan 22

Seafood Scotland has launched an innovation programme to stimulate new seafood tourism initiatives. The pilot will see the trade body work with organisations to explore and support ...

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Latest COVID-19 Restrictions

Date of article: Tue 28 Dec 21

Latest from the Scottish Government The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has given a statement to the Scottish Parliament today (21 December). You can read the full statement on th ...

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December and January Business Support Top Up

Date of article: Tue 28 Dec 21

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced the breakdown of a lifeline £100 million financial package to support businesses experiencing cancellations due to the rapid spread of ...

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StAnza 2022 programme is now live!

Date of article: Wed 22 Dec 21

StAnza is Scotland’s annual international poetry festival, bringing poetry in all its forms and many languages to Scottish audiences and worldwide. Since the festival was founded ...

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Updated COVID-19 Omicron Guidance

Date of article: Wed 22 Dec 21

Latest from the Scottish Government The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has given a statement to the Scottish Parliament (21 December). You can read the full statement on the Scot ...

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Complete Storytelling workshops aim to boost industry recovery and help businesses capitalise on Themed Year opportunities

Date of article: Mon 20 Dec 21

A new series of Complete Storytelling workshops, which are specifically designed for businesses and organisations across all sectors of Scotland’s tourism industry, will take pla ...

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The Scottish Tourism Alliance says it's Scotland’s Wildest Tourism Winter Yet!

Date of article: Fri 17 Dec 21

Scotland in winter is synonymous with rain and snow – but a new campaign offering magical hikes, snowy trails and breath-taking views is set to launch in time for Christmas. A n ...

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Updated COVID Guidance for Businesses

Date of article: Fri 17 Dec 21

As Omicron continues to spread, the Scottish Government is setting out new guidance and measures to take effect from 00:01 on Friday to stem the flow of transmission, keep business ...

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COVID-19 Omicron Guidance

Date of article: Wed 15 Dec 21

The latest public guidance issued by the Scottish Government is here. Current guidance for businesses is here. Businesses are being asked to step up the protections in place in ...

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Travel and Tourism Statistics Review

Date of article: Wed 15 Dec 21

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is looking for feedback to inform a review of their travel and tourism statistics through a consultation they have had open since October ...

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