Dundee Tourism events and opportunities

As the city gears up for an influx of visitors to the city, Cultural Tourism has been identified as a key area for growing opportunities in the region over the next few years. Local businesses in the Dundee region can take advantage of a number of Dundee Tourism events and opportunities. For regular updates, sign up to the Visit Dundee newsletter by clicking here.

Cultural Tourism Business Breakfast – 23 February

Image: Malmaison Dundee

Join Scottish Enterprise for breakfast to hear about the growth of cultural tourism and how you can identify opportunities for products and services. There will also be a chance to hear case studies from successful cultural businesses.

This event will include the launch of a new ‘Cultural Tourism Business Opportunities Guide’. Stewart Walker of Business Tourism Solutions will present the new Guide, and the UNESCO City of Design team will share their plans for the next 12 months.

 23 February, 8.30am-10am
Malmaison Dundee, 44 Whitehall Crescent 
Free but book in advance here

Digital Technologies Update for Tourism – March 13

The workshop will cover a broad range of topics, from the latest social media platforms to the importance of good online design as well as the increasing availability of customer data.

13 March, 9.30am-12.30pm 
Dundee & Angus College Arbroath, Keptie Road
Available to tourism related businesses based in Angus. 

Dundee & Angus Tourism Conference 2017 – 21 March

Image: 2015 conference by Andy Thompson Photography

This year’s annual tourism conference for the region explores the theme of connectivity as part of Scottish Tourism Week 2017.

It’s an exciting time for tourism in Dundee & Angus region and Fiona Cook, Tourism Team Leader from The Scottish Government, will provide an insight into the potential impact these developments will have on the area. Find out more and reserve your place by clicking here.

Tuesday 21 March, 9.00am-2.00pm
Carnoustie Golf Hotel

Learning Journey to Liverpool – 28-30 March

Image: Michael Walsh

On 28-30 March, Scottish Enterprise will lead a learning journey to Liverpool. Liverpool has grown cultural tourism over the last 30 years and presents a unique opportunity to look at what makes a successful cultural destination, and remains at the forefront of developing city and waterfront tourism. Now the UK’s 4th best destination for tourists, Liverpool is also home to a range of cultural icons such as Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial and The Beatles.

Liverpool 08 is regarded as one of the most successful City’s of Culture ever. The Learning Journey will include visits to a number of Liverpool’s cultural attractions, and meetings with those responsible for developing and delivering a successful visitor destination.

Scottish Enterprise can offer a limited number of grants of up to £250 to support the cost of travel and accommodation. If you are interested in participating in the Learning Journey, please contact louise.tobin@scotent.co.uk for an application form.

28-30 March, 
Liverpool

Dundee Leisure Card

Photo from Scotland’s Jute Museum @ Verdant Works. Credit: Erika Stevenson

Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau are looking for new partners to add even more exclusive offers to the Dundee and Angus Leisure Card.

By providing a great range of experiences and deals through the Leisure Card – actively promoted in advance of a visit – it encourages visitors to do more and stay for longer, perhaps bringing family and friends with them to share in the many delights of the area.

The idea behind the card is to create more memorable moments for the thousands of delegates from all over the world who discover Dundee and Angus by attending conferences hosted in the region. The card isn’t just for conference delegates – anyone spending time in the region can reap the benefits.

Click here to see the latest offers.
Participation is free and it is easy to sign up with no commission charges.
For more info and to set up an offer click here.

You can find out more about upcoming business and tourism events in Dundee on the Scottish Enterprise website, visit dundee.com and sign up to the Visit Dundee newsletter by clicking here.