Spring Conference Speakers

Making the Invisible Visible

"Accelerating the Scottish Borders Tourism Industry"
Conference 27th March 2019


Our host for the day is Professor John Lennon, Director of The Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism, who is also playing an instrumental role in developing the strategy and future direction of the Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership.






Kicking off the speakers in the morning will be Stephen Leckie, Chief Executive of Crieff Hydro Limited and the fifth generation of his family to run the hotel group which now owns or manages nine hotels across Scotland. Stephen is also Chairman of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, the acknowledged lead tourism industry group, which leads on industry matters and acts as the ear and the representative the voice of the industry to all. As well as being an active member of the British Hospitality Association and former Chairman of the Scotland Committee, he also chairs the Tourism Leadership Group which is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the national tourism strategy Tourism Scotland 2020.



This will be followed by a keynote talk from Matthew Jackson, Managing Director, National Geographic magazine, one of the UK’s leading travel and lifestyle media businesses producing magazines, newsprint, events, websites, apps and email platforms.

Matthew is also a Director of the Institute of Travel and Tourism.  





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