Local businesses plan ahead as 2017 season gets underway
Working together is the key to boosting tourism business in Fife.
That’s the conclusion drawn from the Fife Tourism Summit, which brought together specialist tourism groups, local tourist associations and businesses at the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline last week to discuss their plans for the year ahead.
Delegates included Peter Wilson of CruiseForth, Donald MacKenzie of the Outlander group, and Jan Kerr of Accessible Fife, as well as a number of other stakeholders from the realms of cruise tourism, film, world heritage and more.
The summit meeting, which was hosted by Fife Tourism Partnership, heard from Fiona Hutchison of Interface, which helps businesses with the creation and development on new products and services by connecting them with the right academic experience.
It also heard from some of the local tourist associations, including Peter Wilson of the Dunfermline and West Fife Tourist Association, Jerry Beaulier from Tourism St Andrews, and Moira Henderson of the Cupar and North Fife Local Tourist Association.
Alistair Bruce, chair of the Fife Tourism Partnership, said: “This was a timely opportunity to reflect on how many diverse specialist and regional opportunities are on our doorstep in Fife. While these are important in their own right, collaboration and knowledge of what each group is doing is the key to maximising business development across the region.”