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Article published 09/02/2023

A full-day industry conference

Join the Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Conference taking place this March at the Carlton Hotel in Prestwick.

This full-day industry conference will be hosted by the Ayrshire & Arran Destination Alliance (AADA) with support from RAD Hotel Group, Scottish Enterprise and VisitScotland. 

The event is for any business in the region's hospitality and tourism sectors and is an opportunity to come together to learn from industry experts and network with others across the region.

The programme includes a ministerial address from Ivan McKee MSP - Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise who'll share his thoughts on the opportunities and challenges faced by the sector.

Other speakers include:

  • Rob Dickson - Director of Destination and Industry Development, VisitScotland
  • Daniel Steel - CEO, Ayrshire & Arran Destination Alliance
  • Joshua Ryan-Saha - Director, Traveltech for Scotland

A vision for the region's tourism industry

The conference will also launch the Ayrshire & Arran Visitor Economy Strategy. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear how this strategy will be delivered over the coming months and years by tourism partners. The strategy has been a collaborative effort from partners across the region including AADA, VisitScotland, East, North and South Ayrshire councils and Scottish Enterprise.

  • Date and time

    Wednesday 15 March 2023
    Time TBC

  • Venue

    Carlton Hotel Prestick,
    187 Ayr Road, Prestwick, KA9 1TP

  • Ticket prices

    Tickets are FREE for current AADA members and any new members who sign up before 15 March.

    Tickets are £28.50 for non-members. The AADA are also offering a 10% discount for any non-members booking before 15 February. 

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