Gearing up for VisitScotland Expo

Fife business and tourist attractions are preparing for next year’s VisitScotland Expo, set to be held in April in Edinburgh.

It is Scotland’s only flagship business to business event for the travel trade that is entirely Scottish.

The two day exhibition puts Fife firmly in the global travel spotlight and the Welcome to Fife stand will highlight the wealth of heritage and culture, food and drink, golf, and outdoor attractions which visitors to Fife can experience.

Two confirmed Welcome to Fife stand partners, Knockhill Racing Circuit and Deep Sea World, can expect a real benefit to business from exhibiting at VisitScotland Expo 2012. Last year’s event attracted a total of 230 businesses from across the country and 625 international buyers.

Knockhill Racing Circuit is Scotland’s only FIA motorsport venue providing exceptional year round events including the Official Scottish Motorshow, MCE British Superbikes and British Touring Car Championship. Deep Sea World has the UK’s longest underwater viewing tunnel and is home to Anne, an angel shark, who recently gave birth to a record 19 pups - so 19 more reasons to visit Scotland’s National Aquarium.

Stewart Gray, spokesman for Knockhill, said: “Expo offers Fife an excellent opportunity to raise its profile and increase tourism business. Expo will definitely yield business in 2012 and beyond”.

Deep Sea World’s Aisling Thornton said: “We’re delighted to be working together with Promoting Fife to help raise awareness of the region and the amazing opportunities it has to offer the travel trade. “