Category: Member’s Articles

The Tourism Tax Debate

The ongoing consultation by the Scottish Government on the issue of a prospective ‘tourism tax” was raised at one of last years Committee meetings. Mike Metcalfe provides some detail to …[read more]

Recruit with Results

Sandie, from 1-2-1 HR Solutions, held a thought-provoking free workshop for DAVAA members at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort on how to ‘Recruit with Results’ on the 28th of September. …[read more]

The Mix In – Cultural Tourism

The MIX IN: a Cultural Tourism Event held on 15 June 2017 at Hospitalfield , Arbroath and led by Gillian Easson, of Creative Dundee This event was arranged by …[read more]

Getting ready for the British Open in 2018

The Open Championship, the world’s oldest and most prestigious professional golf tournament, returns to Carnoustie in July 2018. Around 170,000 golf fans from all over the world are expected to …[read more]

VisitScotland Expo and Dundee Airport Meeting

Visit Scotland Expo Three DAVAA members attended the Visit Scotland Expo on the Dundee Stand last week. Whilst some members were there meeting with prospective clients we all represented DAVAA …[read more]

Social Media – how to engage, share and spread your message

  I like statistics (and am often surprised by them) so I’ve pulled together below some figures which I think are worthwhile looking at. There are 44.9 million smartphone users …[read more]

Bonfest – Bringing the World to Kirriemuir

Bonfest 2017 marks the 11th anniversary of the rock music festival in honour of AC/DC’S Bon Scott. The festival takes place over three days in Bon’s hometown of Kirriemuir over …[read more]

Angus Business Breakfast – Making the Most of Tourism Events

The British Open comes to Carnoustie Golf Links in July next year, bringing with it a significant tourism impact to the area. To highlight and discuss what this and other major …[read more]

Free Google Tutorials with Digital Garage

Google are holding free tutorials, in various spots around the UK, on everything from online marketing to maximising your online presence and more. I went along to the training session …[read more]

Business Tourism

  Business tourism generates almost £12 million of direct delegate expenditure in Dundee and Angus, representing 12% of the total visitor expenditure in the area. More than 225,000 delegates visit …[read more]