Ideas Week 2018 - Shaping Tourism in Lochaber, The Moorings Hotel, Thursday, 15. November 2018

Shaping Tourism in Lochaber
Lochaber Chamber of Commerce is inviting tourism related businesses throughout Lochaber - the Outdoor Capital of the UK - and further afield, to attend this years tourism event as part of Lochaber Ideas Week 2018. Lochaber Ideas Week 2018 is presented in partnership with Developing the Young Workforce West Highland.
The tourism summit will give attendees the chance to engage with powerful voices in the tourism industry. This is the chance to take part in presentations, debates, and discussions about the tourism industry and Lochaber. If you want to talk about the future of tourism in Fort William and Lochaber - how it impacts on you, or how you impact on it - then this is the event for you!
We are delighted that the event will once again be chaired by Marc Crothall, Cheif Executive of the Scottish Tourism Alliance.
What's involved
The event will include a panel of expert speakers from the tourism industry including: Riddell Graham (Visit Scotland), Allan Bulloch (Booking.com), Justin Reid (TripAdvisor), Chris Taylor (Visit Scotland), AirBnB.
The panel will present an update on the last year from their perspective and then encourage attendeed to ask questions, discuss, and engage. There will be a chance to uncover and understand how generations X,Y, and Z are engaging in tourism differently and how you can reach them all equally.
This is also the perfect chance to network with other top tourism businesses based in Lochaber, and indeed the industry experts from further afield. You will be able to find out about the fantastic experiences on offer and have the opportunity to make new partnerships.
More about the panel
Visit Scotland - Visit Scotland is Scotland's national tourism organisation. They work with businesses, public agencies, and local authorities to ensure that visitors are drawn to Scotland and experience the very best on offer. To do this they market Scotland to all parts of the world, provide information to visitors, and provide quality advice to industry partners to help them meet visitors expectations.
Booking.com - Booking.com has grown from a small Dutch start-up to one of the biggest travel e-commerce companies in the world. They help to take the friction out of travel by connecting travellers to a huge selection of places to stay - over 28 million of them! Over a million room nights are reserved every day through their platform and cutomers can book and access their stays easily.
TripAdvisor - TripAdvisor is one of the worlds' largest travel sites that utilises real reviews to enhance the travel experience. Through the website, travellers have access to reviews on accommodation, restaurants, activities, and more. They also provide a proce comparison tool. With over 600million reviews and over 450million average unique monthly users, they are a first stop for many travellers.
AirBnB - AirBnB is a global platform for travel, including accommodation through local hosts and experiences. They use technology to allow people to monetise their own space, passions, and talents through their website and apps. They currently have millions of places to stay listed on their platform and over 2.9million hosts on their. They have changed the way people view their spaces and traveling.
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.
To find out what else is on during Ideas Week 2018, head HERE

Thursday, 15. November 2018, The Moorings Hotel, Ideas Week 2018 - Shaping Tourism in Lochaber

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