On Monday we launched our new Tourism Network with an evening event at Carrochan. There was a fantastic turnout with a diverse range of tourism business from across the Park attending.
The night provided an ideal forum for local businesses, our Board members and our tourism team to chat about the challenges and opportunities faced by the Park tourism industry during the credit crunch.
It was wonderful to hear such open discussion and enthusiasm for working together to boost business in the Park during this difficult economic time.
My colleagues and I spoke about our commitment to working with our local businesses and communities to enhance and promote this wonderful part of Scotland as a premier tourist destination.
We also highlighted some of the initiatives we have been implementing to benefit both visitors and local businesses. We’ve got a terrific new visitor friendly website, our Rangers are out and about at all the key tourist hotspots in the Park and we’re increasing our range of free leaflets highlighting all the brilliant things visitors can see and do here.
The evening was a great success and hopefully the beginning of a fruitful relationship for everyone involved! We plan to hold a follow up event at the end of the season to provide an update on our progress and to hear how the season has gone.