Monday, July 30, 2007

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau

Following the reorganisation of Scotland’s tourism industry on April 1 and subsequent creation of 14 VisitScotland network offices, Greater Glasgow & Clyde Valley Tourist Board has been dissolved and there are now major changes on how the city will be promoted both at home and overseas.

The new Glasgow City Marketing Bureau - headed by Scott Taylor as Chief Executive - will undertake a raft of separate but complementary responsibilities to that of the new VisitScotland - Glasgow network office, which will lead on tourist information services and leisure tourism.

Funded by Glasgow City Council with contributions from the private sector, the not-for-profit company has 27 staff engaged in national and international activity comprising:

· Conventions, incentives, events, meetings and exhibition sales
· Conference and event accommodation bookings
· Development and implementation of the city branding campaign: Glasgow: Scotland with style
· Public Relations
· Development and optimisation of the website:

Councillor Alex Mosson has been appointed Chairman of the new organisation and is joined on the Board by Councillor Charles Gordon, the Leader of Glasgow City Council.

The private sector is represented by leading Glasgow restaurateur Alan Tomkins and Dominic McVey, General Manager of the Glasgow Moat House. VisitScotland will also be represented on the Board by Lesley Craig – Area Director of the VisitScotland Glasgow office – who will attend meetings as an observer.

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau Chief Executive, Scott Taylor, commented:

“These are tremendously exciting times for Glasgow with major new infrastructure developments providing the city with the materials to attract additional tourism and inward investment.

“Glasgow City Marketing Bureau will ensure that these are communicated nationally and internationally and will work with Glasgow City Council, VisitScotland, VisitBritain and the private sector to deliver a planned and coordinated approach.”

Both Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and the VisitScotland Glasgow network office will operate from 11 George Square.

Further information from:
Moira Dyer, Senior Manager – Public Relations
Glasgow City Marketing Bureau
11 George Square
Tel: +44 (0) 141 566 0831

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