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Aberdeen wins bid to host 2022 UKinbound conference

UKinbound’s 2022 annual convention is to be held in Scotland.

The event is set to take place on September 28-29 next year in Aberdeen.

More than 200 businesses from across the UK’s inbound tourism sector are expected to attend, including tour operators and trade buyers from across the UK’s key international visitor markets.

UKinbound will co-ordinate a range of familiarisation trips for delegates in collaboration with VisitAberdeenshire.

Chief executive Joss Croft said: “We’re really pleased to announce Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire as the destination of our 2022 annual convention. VisitAberdeenshire presented an inspiring bid, and a real desire to work with the travel trade and the inbound tourism industry.

“Aberdeen is a bit of a hidden gem – offering that true Scottish experience of warm welcome, authentic tastes, and fantastic heritage and culture, mixed with awe inspiring landscapes. It will be a great chance to bring these to a new and influential audience.

“Together, I’m confident we will host an outstanding event, which will provide our delegates with a range of both commercial and networking opportunities.”

VisitAberdeenshire chief executive Chris Foy added: “Hosting the UKinbound annual convention is a great opportunity for the north-east of Scotland to demonstrate its credentials as destination where the inbound travel trade can do business and delight its clients.

“We look forward to hosting delegates from across the UK, so they can experience the warm Scottish welcome that the region is known for.”

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