McMillan Welcomes Launch of Marine Tourism Strategy

and Convenor of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism has welcomed the launch of ‘Awakening the Giant’ – the ambitious Marine Tourism Strategy for Scotland. The marine industry recognised the need for a more strategic approach to developing the wider marine tourism potential in Scotland and a small team established the main considerations for this.

The launch of the document, which took place on ThDSCF0943ursday in Glasgow, was chaired by Mr McMillan and occurred during Scottish Tourism Week 2015.

Mr. McMillan said:

“The launch of a marine tourism strategy for Scotland is an important milestone and represents the culmination of a lot of hard work by a pro-active sector.

“As I am fully aware, through the work of the Cross Party Group, the boating and marine tourism sector has a tremendous amount to offer Scotland in terms of employment and economic opportunities.

“Today has been about launching the strategy and highlighting how the industry benefits Scotland, but also issuing a call to action to everyone in marine tourism sector.”

Scottish Tourism Week – http://scottishtourismalliance.co.uk/stw2015

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