News and information for tourists planning a visit to Scotland
Together for Tourism in Scotland 3 June 2008
Caravan Club is sponsoring the
Scottish Tourism Forum’s Open Meeting which is being held
at Perth Racecourse this Wednesday, 4 June 2008.
event, entitled Raising the Bar and Jumping Higher: Profit
and Potential, is structured to provide an update on the strategy
for tourism that is emerging, and how this can benefit tourism
businesses across Scotland.
include: Tavish Scott MSP, Convener Economy Energy and Tourism
Committee; Gordon Bell, The Retailer; Shirley Spear, The Three
Chimneys restaurant; Gavin Ellis, Chair of the TFFC Group
(Tourism Framework For Change); Jennifer Medcalf, Tall Poppies
Scotland, marketing training consultants; and Aileen Lamb
from Scottish Enterprise.
Caravan Club is an active member of the Scottish Tourism Forum
(STF), the Caravanning & Camping Forum for Scotland, and promotes
Scottish Tourism Week by supporting STF’s annual reception
for MSPs at the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood. The Caravan
Club operates the largest privately-owned network of sites
in Scotland. Over 60,000 individual members live in the country
and The Club encourages them to get out and savour the delights
on their doorstep, as well as promoting the attractions of
Scotland to its membership south of the Border.
in its 101st year, The Caravan Club is Europe’s premier touring
organisation representing the interests of one million caravanners,
motor caravanners and trailer tent owners. For more information
visit The Club’s award-winning website at www.caravanclub.co.uk
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Caravan Club has pulled out the stops once again to support
British Tourism Week and Scottish Tourism Week which are drawing
to a close after a successful programme of events around the
country. The Club hosted receptions for politicians north
and south of the Border to remind MPs and MSPs of the importance
of tourism to local communities and the national economy.
It also lent its voice to the Tourism Alliance’s plea as part
of a major industry campaign to ‘Take Tourism Seriously’.
from The Caravan Club attended the launch of British Tourism
Week hosted by VisitBritain at Millbank Tower, London where
the Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport, Andy Burnham
MP, gave the keynote speech. Prime Minister, Gordon Brown,
lent his support with a video message in which he endorsed
the attractions of ‘holidaying at home’ and spoke of the unique
and precious assets that “lie at the very heart of what makes
the United Kingdom such a premier tourist destination”.
Caravan Club also issued an open invitation to politicians
to visit a Club site in their own constituency. With 200 sites
across the UK and another 2,500 smaller Certificated Locations
on farms, beside pubs and within the grounds of stately homes,
it is almost guaranteed that there will be a Caravan Club-badged
destination in their locality.
Engel, MP for North East Derbyshire, commented: “I am delighted
to pledge my support for British Tourism Week as I know from
my own constituency the value of investment in tourism to
the local community. The Caravan Club’s new site at Poolsbrook
Country Park is a great example of this – where local contractors
have been employed and environmental technologies used to
create a fantastic, sustainable holiday location.”
Barrett, MP for Edinburgh West, whose constituency contains
The Caravan Club’s popular Edinburgh site, had
the following message: “My constituency of Edinburgh West
not only contains the airport, a gateway to the city and beyond,
but also the southern end of the Forth Road Bridge, a gateway
to the North for motorists and caravanners. Tourism is increasingly
important to our economy and visitors bring much needed revenue.
Scots are famous for their hospitality and tourists are guaranteed
a warm welcome.”
Caravan Club is Europe’s premier touring organisation representing
the interests of one million caravanners, motor caravanners
and trailer tent owners, in its 101st year, The Caravan Club
is Europe’s premier touring organisation representing the
interests of one million caravanners, motor caravanners and
trailer tent owners. For more information visit The Club’s
award-winning website at www.caravanclub.co.uk
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lures eco tourists 24/08/2006
is rapidly developing as the leading sustainable tourism destination
in Europe, Tourism Minister Patricia Ferguson said today after
attending the first meeting of the Sustainable Tourism Partnership.
partnership, bringing together key players from the private
and public and public sectors, heard that it must work hard
to protect the country's environment. The industry's drive
to be greener might also attract the increasing number of
environmentally aware tourists to come to Scotland, it was
increasingly attracts visitors who are environmentally aware,
with a majority highlighting the country's scenery and natural
environment as the main reasons for coming
also heard from the Minister that 16,000 staff employed by
the Executive and its agencies are now being encouraged to
do their bit for sustainability by using accommodation accredited
under VisitScotland's Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS)
when travelling on business in Scotland.
Health Minister Andy Kerr has urged Scotland's 150,000 NHS
staff to use the scheme when booking accommodation for business.
GTBS is the biggest sustainable accreditation scheme in Europe
with members in the accommodation sector, visitor attractions,
tour operators and conference facilities.
the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick Ms Ferguson said:
"Our tourism industry has the ambition, desire and drive to
make Scotland the most sustainable visitor destination in
is not only about the environment. It is also about making
the tourism industry economically and socially sustainable.
"It's the responsibility of the Scottish government to lead
on this issue, which is why I'm asking staff from the Executive
and our agencies to book eco-friendly accommodation."
Brock, Chief Executive of the Scottish Seabird Centre who
chaired the first meeting of the Sustainable Tourism Partnership,
said: "It is up to all of us involved in the tourist industry
to ensure we don't damage what visitors have come to see.
We need to ensure that future generations of locals and visitors
can appreciate and enjoy Scotland's outstanding environment
Scottish Seabird Centre leads the world in remote wildlife
viewing. Our state-of-the-art solar powered live cameras bring
people close to nature in a way that doesn't disturb our precious
wildlife or Scotland's rich natural environment. "We also
use local suppliers wherever possible, we encourage people
to travel here by public transport, use alternative energy
sources such as solar panels and wind turbines to power the
centre, minimise the amount of waste produced, and we work
with environmentally-friendly suppliers."
Sustainable Tourism Partnership is an industry-led body to
promote sustainable tourism throughout Scotland. It involves
private industry partners, the Scottish Executive, and organisations
such as VisitScotland, the Enterprise Networks, local authorities,
Scottish Natural Heritage, Historic Scotland and the National
2005 poll of 60,000 booking enquiries through the online travel
agency responsibletravel.com ranked Scotland as the top European
eco-destination and 9th in the world.
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European Union has adopted new security rules that restrict
the quantity of liquids, gels and pastes passengers may
carry in their cabin baggage, effective immediately
new rules apply to all passengers travelling from any
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All liquid containers must be carried in a separate clear
plastic, zip-top or re-sealable bag that does not exceed
20 cm x 20 cm or one litre capacity.
items must fit in the bag comfortably and the bag must
be completely sealed
is a limit of one transparent re-sealable plastic bag
the airport security search, the plastic bag must be removed
from the cabin bag and x-ray screened separately.
must be held in individual containers not exceeding 100ml
(approximately 4 fl. Oz) and may include - Shampoo, Suntan
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or aerosol deodorants, Cosmetics, Water and other drinks,
Soups,Syrups, Any other item of similar consistency
are two exceptions to the rules:
food needed during the flight
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special restrictions apply. You may only take liquid
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