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Lochaber Tourism Day with Cal Mac – Debate, Engage, Network

Lochaber Chamber of Commerce is inviting tourism related businesses throughout Lochaber – The Outdoor Capital of the UK – and further afield, to attend ’Tourism Day’, in partnership with Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries, at The Moorings Hotel, Banavie, on Thursday 16 November, as part of Lochaber Ideas Week 2017.

 

Lochaber ideas Week is a celebration of business, education and community through a gathering of exceptional talks, workshops, competitions, discussion and networking opportunities from 13 – 17 November 2017.

 

The Ideas Week Tourism Day will give delegates the exciting opportunity to join some of the most powerful voices in Scotland’s tourism industry and take part in a number of presentations, debates and discussions surrounding the future of tourism in Fort William and Lochaber – The Outdoor Capital of the UK.

 

One of the highlights of the morning session will be a panel discussion titled ‘The Future of Digital Tourism’, with representatives from CalMac Ferries, Expedia, Booking.com and VisitScotland and chaired by Marc Crothall, Chief Executive of the Scottish Tourism Alliance. The afternoon session will feature another panel discussion, this time supported by the Highland LEADER Programme, on how local businesses can better engage with the growing cruise market in the Outdoor Capital of the UK in order to maximise the potential of this market.

 

At a special industry showcase delegates will also be able to network with tourism activity businesses based in Lochaber; and to finish the day off in style there will be an evening networking event tasting a selection of top class whiskies and gins from around Scotland.

 

Chris O’Brien, Lochaber’s Destination Manager at Lochaber Chamber of Commerce, said: “Ideas Week is a fantastic opportunity for businesses from Lochaber and beyond to exchange thoughts, network and gain new business! Over the years a number of companies have formed extremely profitable relationships as well as presenting themselves to an engaged audience of keen Lochaber entrepeneurs!”

 

Lochaber Ideas Week is a catalyst to stimulate fresh initiatives and ventures, creating new connections and points of collaboration designed to enhance Fort William and Lochaber, The Outdoor Capital of the UK, as a fantastic place in which to live, work and visit. Ideas Week 2017 is sponsored by Nevis Range, hosted by The Moorings Hotel and powered by No Fuss Events. To find out what else is going on during Lochaber Ideas Week 2017 go to: http://www.lochaberchamber.co.uk/events/

 

To register for tickets (free) for Lochaber Ideas Week Tourism Day go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lochaber-ideas-week-2017-lochaber-tourism-day-tickets-36108384149

 

To register for tickets (free) for the Lochaber ideas Week Whisky and Gin Tasting Evening go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lochaber-ideas-week-2017-whisky-gin-tasting-evening-tickets-34071808697

 

 

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Notes to Editors:

Lochaber Ideas Week – 13 – 17 November 2017

Ultimately, Lochaber Ideas Week is a catalyst to stimulate fresh initiatives and ventures, creating new connections and points of collaboration designed to enhance Fort William and Lochaber, The Outdoor Capital of the UK, as a fantastic place in which to live, work and visit. Lochaber Ideas Week 2017 is sponsored by Nevis Range, hosted by The Moorings Hotel and powered by No Fuss Events!

 

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