EXPO is Scottish tourism’s BIG event of the year – at Ingliston in Edinburgh for 2012 and the SECC in Glasgow for 2013.
The 2012 event – on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th April – is the first at which Argyll tourism will have had a presence.
This is a major landmark and the news is that the Argyll and the Isles Strategic Tourism Partnership already has 48 buyers booking appointments with it at EXPO.
Even better, the first two buyers to book in, are coming to Argyll on a familiarisation trip arranged by Argyll and the Isles. They’ll be experiencing for themselves what this area has to offer on both mainland and islands.
They’ll also spend time on the water in between – another part of what we have to offer here. The Corryvreckan is on the agenda. They won’t find one of those in too many places.
The EXPO initiative is already proving its worth – which was always evident.
Mike Story, Vice Chair of Argyll and the Isles Strategic Tourism Partnership, says that the 48 buyers at EXPO 2012 represent 48 buyers the Argyll tourist industry has not had before; and, following the 2012 start with EXPO, the plans for 2013 are ramping up the ambition well in advance.
And EXPO 2013 itself is already 67% sold.