There is an unprecedented opportunity for you to increase your business by working with tour operators to access UK and overseas markets. Retail Travel Agents, Tour Wholesalers and Inbound Tour Operators are on the lookout for quality products that they can package and sell; they’re also the major access and distribution route to overseas markets – whether in North America, Europe or elsewhere in the UK. If you are ready to work with tour operators, then let us know if you haven’t aleady been through the workshops with MBTAG in 2017/18.
Tourism across Midlothian and the Borders is the region’s biggest industry: it’s worth over £350m p.a., delivers 2m bed nights and supports over 5,700 jobs, yet we’re still reliant on day visitors and staying visitors from within Scotland. We want to increase the number of UK and overseas visitors and help businesses expand.
Midlothian and Borders Tourism Action Group funded the GOING BEYOND: Developing Your International Tourism Markets programme in 2017 and 2018.
Now that Phase 2 has been announced – to which a large part of the project is focussing on travel trade activity, developing new products and experiences and selling to the travel trade in person / at shows and through collaborations we will be working with businesses that can deliver in this area.
In 2019/20 MBTAG will be working with their partners VisitScotland, SDI and UKInbound to create more training for businesses and opportunities to sell into our target markets. Watch out for more information.
PLEASE SELECT OUR TOOLKIT PAGE FOR PRESENTATIONS ON THE WORKSHOPS DEVELIVERD IN 2017 and 2018