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Tourism Society Scotland will combine its 2017 AGM with this exciting seminar and topic for discussion.
Please be aware that we are looking to fill the following Office-Bearing posts:
- Vice Chair
- Minutes Secretary
Those wishing to stand for election for the above posts and/ or to join the committee should please download and complete a Committee Nominations form, shown below and submit it to Helen Adams, Outgoing Chair at email@example.com no later than Tuesday 9 May.
A Seminar on Innovation in Tourism #TSSInnovation
In an increasingly competitive business environment where consumers have a huge range of travel options at their fingertips, how do tourism businesses keep their competitive edge and attract visitors?
Innovation is defined by businessdictionary.com as:
The process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates value or for which customers will pay.
In this seminar, we will hear from innovators and entrepreneurs who have done just that. Our panel of speakers will each give a short presentation, before we enter into a facilitated discussion in smaller groups, tackling the following questions:
What are the biggest challenges that tourism businesses face currently in order to keep their competitive edge?
Where can businesses, large and small, seek support when they wish to develop an innovative idea?
What advice do those who have innovated give to others?
Time for those who are currently developing an innovative idea to talk it over with the group, including panellists if they so wish.
Our distinguished panel of speakers includes:
Alison Grieve, CEO/ Inventor at G-Hold
Dr Fiona Hutchison from Interface
James McVeigh, Head of Marketing & Innovation at Festivals Edinburgh
Chris Palmer, Co-Founder of TravelHUB
Timings on the day:
14:30 Networking over teas, coffees & Danish pastries
15:00 Welcome from Sarah Cooke, Tourism Society Scotland
15:05 Presentations from panellists
15:45 Facilitated small-group discussions
Due to a diary clash, we have rescheduled this event from 22 March when it would have been part of Scottish Tourism Week 2017. We are pleased to honour our agreement whereby STA members can enjoy the same discounted ticket rates as Tourism Society members.
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Tourism Society Scotland
Tourism Society Scotland is the Scottish Chapter of the international Tourism Society - the professional membership body for people working in all sectors of the visitor economy.
The Society was founded in 1977 with the aim of driving up standards of professionalism in a fast-growing global industry which can have major social, economic and environmental impacts on communities and nations. Its members number over 1100 and represent tour operators, hotel chains, PR, marketing and representation companies, tourist attractions, national, regional and local tourist boards, restaurants, trade media, charities, consultants, academics, students and educational establishments, among others.