Edinburgh to host Tourism Society Symposium 2017

The Tourism Society has announced that its 2017 Tourism Symposium will be held in Edinburgh on June 5-6.

The conference will discuss global trends, challenges and opportunities facing the tourism and travel industries. Speakers will cover topics ranging from connectivity, visitor numbers, technology and staffing from UK, EU and international perspectives.

The society will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with events throughout the year and across the UK.

The Tourism Symposium will be a key element in this celebration and will include reflections on developments in the tourism industry along with debates on how best to tackle future challenges.

Commenting on the announcement, Lord Thurso, chairman of VisitScotland and president of the Tourism Society, said: “It’s a particular pleasure for me that the Tourism Society has chosen to hold its annual Symposium in Edinburgh as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations. I am looking forward to a very successful event.”

Tourism Society chairman Hayley Beer-Gamage said: “The Symposium is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in tourism. After the successes of Birmingham, Canterbury and Liverpool we are delighted to be working in partnership with Edinburgh for 2017. For everyone concerned with the future of tourism, the Tourism Symposium is a must.”