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2015 ‘St Andrews Tourism Showcase’ is announced

The second annual St Andrews Tourism Showcase will be held on Friday 29th May, in St Andrews Town Hall.

77431208The Showcase is a great chance to come along and find out about what’s on offer for visitors to St Andrews and area – all under one roof! Lots of top local tourism businesses will be exhibiting, so this is a chance for you to see some familiar faces and make new contacts. The 2014 event was sold-out for exhibitors, and this year, attendance figures are likely to be considerably larger, as it has been decided to open the afternoon session to the general public.

St Andrews Partnership Manager Patrick Laughlin, who is co-ordinating the occasion, says, “The main purpose of the Tourism Showcase is to provide the employees of local tourism businesses with a better insight into the many services which are available to our visitors. This will help customer-facing staff to advise their guests better, and thereby encourage longer stays and greater visitor expenditure in the area.”

Patrick adds, “We also appreciate that ordinary local people are great sources of information for our visitors, and so this year we are pleased to be opening the event to the public during the last two hours of the day, to help people learn more about their own area. We are really looking forward to having a bustling venue for  this event.”

The opening hours on 29th May are: 1030-13.00 – trade only (admission via free ticket or by showing proof of employment, e.g. business card or name badge, at the door); 13.00-15.00 (last admission) – open to both the public and trade. The event closes at 15.30.

To book exhibition space (which is free of charge), download the Exhibitor Booking Form 2015 and also the Exhibitor Information Sheet. Exhibition space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so be quick! Please note – to exhibit, you must be a visitor-facing business (i.e. companies providing services to other businesses are not eligible).

To book delegate tickets (also free of charge) click here.

The St Andrews Tourism Showcase is made possible by the generous support of Scottish Enterprise.

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