STA Council Meeting 5 May

Thu 7 May 20

The STA Council Meeting took place on 5th May; this week's theme focused on thoughts around phased recovery and the issues and concerns associated with this, particularly from a destination perspective to gain a better understanding of what current community sentiment is towards the recovery of tourism.

The Cabinet Secretary was unable to join the call due to prior diary commitments, however there were government officials on the call to capture the key points.
- Introduction and general update from Marc Crothall
- Summary of research results: Understanding how to build TRUST and CONFIDENCE among the attractions-visiting public, Bernard Donaghue, Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (download the ALVA recovery tracker report here).
- Round table thoughts on a phased recovery process from Council members
- Summary and close 

The Council was also joined by Reuben Aitken from the Scottish Government to update Council members on the £100m Business Support Fund.
 You can download the minutes from yesterday's meeting here.

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