Tourism is Everyone’s Business – The Oban Times


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“Tourism Day” is always a big part of Lochaber Ideas Week and this year is no different.

The pandemic and the climate emergency both have a major impact on how people go on vacation and what they want to do at their destination.

Sustainability will be the key to the future of tourism and at Lochaber Ideas Week Tourism Day on Thursday, November 18, we’ll take a look at what we can all do now to make sure we’re ready for the future.

This one-day event at the Ben Nevis Distillery is open to all members of the community with a
interest in the future of our tourism industry. You don’t need to be a member of the Lochaber Chamber of Commerce to participate in the Lochaber Ideas Week events – everyone is welcome.

Hosted by Laurence Young of the award-winning local tourism company Woodlands
Glencoe Tourism Day on Thursday, November 18, will give attendees the opportunity to
hear an enlightening mix of information on areas such as sustainable development, environmental management and investment in tourism.

We are pleased to benefit from an international perspective on sustainable tourism from
Keith Sproule, sustainability and tourism expert. Keith will join us via live video link from his base in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA.

Keith is an accomplished tourism professional and sustainability advisor. His professional background includes advising governments on three continents and advising on operations for hotel and tourism companies around the world.

We will gain a more local perspective on sustainable tourism and environmental management through the Highland Council Rangers, who have worked hard over the past year to educate and advise visitors on how to take care of our unique environment. while they are enjoying their vacation.

What were the main issues encountered and what are the priorities for 2022 and beyond? We will hear about the exciting new plans to market Lochaber to UK visitors under the brand “Outdoor Capital of the UK” and investment plans from leading local tourism companies.

Find out how your tourism business could benefit from the growing interest in active travel and all things two-wheelers. The Highland Bike Plan offers real opportunities for sustainable tourism, and how to make the most of the return of the UCI Mountain Biking World Cup next May after a two-year hiatus.

And don’t forget the big event… the World Championships in 2023.

We look forward to a varied and informative day dedicated to the challenges and
opportunities for our unique tourism industry in Lochaber. We hope to see you there.

The event starts at 9:30 am and includes a light lunch and valuable networking opportunities.

Seating is limited due to Covid security protocols, so get in quickly to secure your spot.
Reservation is essential. Reserve your free seat by visiting the events section on the
Website or call the Lochaber Chamber of Commerce on 01397
705 765.

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