Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017
Glasgow is aiming to attract one million more visitors to the city by 2023, as per its Tourism and Visitor Plan. Nearly 150 members from across Scotland’s tourism community are expected to assemble tomorrow for a major industry event following the launch of the city’s new Tourism and Visitor Plan to 2023. Glasgow’s Big Tourism Conversation will be chaired by Amanda McMillan, Managing Director of Glasgow Airport, featuring keynote address from Danish travel and tech expert, Emil Spangenberg, formerly Director of Digital Marketing and Communications with Visit Copenhagen.
There will also be interactive workshop, opportunities for networking and a Q&A session with a panel of leading tourism professionals, including Dr Bridget McConnell CBE, Chief Executive of Glasgow Life and Anne Ledgerwood, General Manager of St Enoch Centre and Chair of Glasgow’s City Centre Retail Association (CCRA). Recognized as a world-class city for living, studying, investing, meeting and visiting, Glasgow is Scotland’s cultural powerhouse.
Glasgow also has the UK’s best Convention Bureau for having major domestic and international conference business; is one of the top five cities for sporting events globally and has the third busiest entertainment arena in the world. It currently attracts just over two million tourists each year, spending almost £500million. The city plans to attract one million more visitors by 2023 and position itself as the ‘gateway to Scotland’ and a successful global tourist destination and increase leisure tourism. 50,000 new jobs are expected to be created in Glasgow over the next 7 years.