Published on : Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Arnold Clark, four times winner of the Automotive Manager Retailer of the year award, has become part of an impressive network of VisitScotland Information Partners (VIPs) committed to providing local information to visitors.
A total of eight Car and Van Rental sites in Scotland, including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Prestwick and Inverness Airports, as well as central locations in Aberdeen and Dundee, have received iKnow accreditation from the national tourism organisation.
Launched in May 2016, the VIP programme ties in with VisitScotland’s global Spirit of Scotland campaign and harnesses the local knowledge, warmth and enthusiasm of partners across the country to help visitors receive the warmest of welcomes and make the most of their trip to Scotland.
Established in 1954, Arnold Clark has expanded from a single car showroom in Glasgow to a UK-wide organisation employing and training over 11,000 members of staff. With over 200 dealerships across the UK, the company is a true Scottish success story.
The business has always been people-oriented and takes pride in having customer-focused staff across the country who are always willing to impart their local knowledge on to visitors. It therefore made perfect sense to join VisitScotland in this exciting approach to information provision.
This is another example of the strong partnership VisitScotland and Arnold Clark have developed over the years. The firm has been stand partners at VisitScotland Expo for the past 25 years and has developed strong working relationships with the national tourism organisation’s travel trade and the Scottish events community.
They also provide the iconic Coo Vans which, like the VIP programme, are another new and innovative way that VisitScotland is passing on distinctive information about things to see and do throughout the country.