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All current editions of the VisitScotland Industry Newsletter - eUpdate - can be accessed on this page . You can also click on a specific news topic to browse through articles we have published in the past. If you are not receiving our newsletter directly into your mailbox please subscribe now.

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Regional eUpdate - April 2016


As the days get longer and the summer season swings into action, we were delighted to welcome hundreds of international and UK buyers to Scotland’s biggest travel trade show – VisitScotland expo.


I met with a number of businesses during the two days, many of whom had secured valuable business leads as a result of exhibiting.  VisitScotland expo offers a huge opportunity to sell our country to the world, with more than £24 million worth of business estimated to have been conducted at last year’s event. As always, dozens of familiarisation trips took place in partnership with tourism businesses across Scotland allowing buyers to experience the true Spirit of Scotland. Read more in this month’s eUpdate.


And finally, you may have noticed some truly astonishing global media coverage recently from Loch Ness.  Whilst we may not, in fact, have found Nessie herself, the incredible response to our story shows that the mystery of Loch Ness is still capable of captivating the world. Take a look at our video.


Whether it be welcoming international visitors or welcoming the world’s media, we have tools available to help you reach your target markets.  Take a look at our business support section.

Kind regards,

Malcolm Roughead, OBE,
Chief Executive, VisitScotland