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Forth Valley tourist attractions representing region at national conference

The Wallace Monument, a gin distillery, and Blair Drummond Safari Park are among the local attractions representing the Forth Valley at a tourism conference.

The VisitScotland Expo’s getting underway in Glasgow today – with the event celebrating its 40th birthday.

More than 330 businesses from across the country are being showcased at the event.

2019 marks 50 years since an official Scottish Tourist Board was created.

Neil Christison, VisitScotland Regional Director, said,“VisitScotland Expo allows businesses – including accommodation providers, visitor attractions and activity providers – to showcase their products and services to hundreds of tour operators and travel agents from all over the world – all under one roof.

“The Stirling area has a prime opportunity to be firmly placed on the travel trade’s radar at this brilliant event and it is wonderful to see so many local businesses joining the many others from across Scotland attending.

“Tourism is more than a holiday experience it is the heartbeat of the Scottish economy and touches every community, generating income, jobs and social change. We need to encourage the industry to provide world class service, facilities, events and attractions to keep up with ever-changing consumer demands and ensure visitors continue to have memorable experiences.”

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