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23-25 Nov 2020


Scotland Reconnect 2020

Virtual Event


Scotland Reconnect 2020 takes place from 23-25 November and offers international travel agents and tour operators, or ‘buyers’ the opportunity to connect and do business with Scottish suppliers online.

Events including VisitScotland’s annual Expo travel trade showcase and programmes of business development missions have long been critical platforms for facilitating these connections, but rendered impossible by Covid restrictions this year, new digital platforms like Reconnect have been developed and will see some 200 buyers undertake virtual meetings with around 200 Scottish tourism businesses.

Buyers from the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Scandinavia, Australia and Brazil are attending Scotland Reconnect 2020, as well as London-based inbound operators representing the Japanese and Chinese markets.

In addition to facilitating some 4,000 business meetings, there will also be live webinars, round table discussions and breakout sessions, an online presentation hub and virtual experiences demonstrating what Scotland can offer buyers’ clients, including trad music sessions with Gary Innes from top trad band Manran, whisky tasting experiences with Glengoyne Distillery and The Whisky Experience, as well as storytelling with Mercat Tours.

John Thurso, VisitScotland’s Chairman, will open and close Scotland Reconnect 2020 and participants signed up to the event will also be able to hear from global tourism speakers and take part in round table discussions when VisitScotland’s Head of Engagement Denise Hill meets in conversation with Tom Jenkins, CEO of the European Tour Operators Association on the impact of Brexit on the German and US markets; and Joss Croft, the CEO of UK Inbound, who will be forecasting for 2021 and discussing what businesses need to consider when seeking to address current issues and challenges in global tourism.

VisitScotland’s Senior Insights Manager, Chris Greenwood, will also run sessions on global trends and Covid-time consumer behaviour. Responsible travel, a theme of growing importance among travelers around the globe, will also feature on the agenda, as will the promotion of initiatives including Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.


Want to attend?
Email: scotlandreconnect@visitscotland.com
Web: https://visitscotland.eventsair.com/scotlandreconnect2020
Want to exhibit?
Email: scotlandreconnect@visitscotland.com
Web: https://visitscotland.eventsair.com/scotlandreconnect2020
Contact the organiser:
Company: VisitScotland
Tel: +44 0131 472 2434
Website: https://www.visitscotland.org/

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