Tourism focus for delegates at Moray College

Conference will focus on Moray's Tourism industry
Conference will focus on Moray’s Tourism industry

MORAY’S TOURISM INDUSTRY takes centre stage this month at the Alexander Graham Bell centre when this year’s Moray Speyside Tourism Summit takes place.

Workshops, talks, trade stand an networking opportunities will be aimed firmly at businesses and individuals with an interest in local tourism – with a view to helping them meet the demands of visitors to the region through 2016 and beyond.

Guest speakers this year is the founder of the Great Canadian Travel Company, Max Johnson, who will give a talk on how destinations, communities and businesses can work effectively together with the travel trade.

Also on hand is Marc Crothall, the Chief Executive of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, who will talk about the change, challenge and opportunities that face tourism businesses in Scotland.
Moray Speyside Tourism will explain how they intend to develop their marketing activity and enlist support from delegates in working together to promote the region as a destination.

In addition attendees have a choice of two out of three hour-long workshops on the subjects of accommodation, cycling and digital awareness – each aimed at finding more on the subject, explore the opportunities opening up in these markets and find out about support available.

Three new short films will also be shown at the event on Moray Speyside’s three key themes. The short films on Cycling, Moray Speyside Larder and the Coast. These have been produced by Moray Speyside Tourism working with Northport Studios using money provided by VisitScotland’s Growth Fund.

With only a handful of tickets remaining, Moray Speyside Tourism Operations Manager Cameron Taylor is hoping for a good turnout: “Our annual Summit is the perfect opportunity to meet industry colleagues, hear about the latest developments and share information in advance of the main 2016 season.”

Cameron and his small team will also reflect back on their achievements over the last year which includes a tremendous boost to the area in supporting VisitScotland with the promotion of the Hollywood film, Macbeth.

For more information, or to register for the March 24 event should contact Esme Saville by email to