Other Partners

Some of the key partners and useful sources of information that can help you develop your business include:

1. Partners: Business Events

Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP)
This umbrella organisation represents leading trade and professional organisations, government agencies and other influencers in the business visits and the events sector.

Find out more on the BVEP website

Britain for Events
An annual campaign to promote the value event tourism has on the British economy. It also celebrates the creativity of organisations within the industry. BVEP run this promotional campaign.

Find out more on the Britain for Events website.

2. Partners: Intelligence

VisitScotland research
VisitScotland commissions and analyses key national statistical surveys to give insight into Scotland’s visitors and the tourism industry.

Find out more on the VisitScotland website

This national tourism agency offers you excellent market reports - including the latest in visitor statistics, tourism trends and predictions.

Find out more on the VisitBritain website

3. Partners: Skills

Skills Development Scotland (SDS)

This national agency supports people and businesses in Scotland to develop and use their skills. Focused on tourism, they work to identify skills the sector needs to achieve the Tourism Scotland 2020 strategy targets.

Find out more on the SDS website

4. Partners: Sustainable Tourism

Green Tourism Business Scheme
This not-for-profit organisation can provide environmental advice, auditing and a sustainable certification to your tourism businesses in Scotland. They also assist businesses in the rest of the UK, Ireland and Canada.

Find out more on their website

Zero Waste Scotland
It delivers the Scottish Government’s zero waste plans and other low carbon and resource efficiency policy priorities.

Find out more on the Zero Waste Scotland website

Resource Efficient Scotland
Delivered by Zero Waste Scotland, this programme offers free specialist advice and onsite support to help your tourism business save money and reduce energy, water and waste.

Find out more on the Resource Efficient Scotland website

VisitScotland Sustainable tourism
Find out more about Sustainable Tourism, including how to minimise your business waste, source local produce and be more environmentally efficient. And much more.

Find out more on the VisitScotland website

Business Tourism For Scotland