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13 Mar

DAM attend STA Conference and Exhibition 2020

Since the very beginning (way) back in 2003, there’s no denying that we’ve come a DAM long way. From our expansion of offices into both London and Manchester, as well as the range of valued clients and staff members that we have gained along the way, we are certainly not the small Glaswegian business that we first started out as.

In fact, whilst our head office remains in Glasgow, for a large part, our advisors spend a great deal of time travelling throughout the UK to meet our range of existing and potential clients. And we do truly love it.

But of course, that’s not to say we don’t like celebrating our Glaswegian roots from time to time. And what better way to do so than at the Annual STA Hospitality and Tourism conference and exhibition hosted in Glasgow’s very own Scottish Exhibition Centre.

Featuring a range of key speeches, from STA COO Marc Crothall and Operations Director Karen Christie, we learned of the STA’s ambition to be the world leader in 21st century tourism. And despite being amidst such great uncertainty as a result of the widespread effects of Coronavirus, the day was certainly filled with inspiring insights into the future of the hospitality industry.

Presentations from a range of key tourist industry leaders from Iceland to Holland also provided some food for thought on the extent to which there should be a cap introduced to limit the amount of tourism, and how this could in fact help to harness the value of individual tourists.

Plus, as a sponsor of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, we were even able to host our own stand at the exhibition, providing us with the opportunity to meet, and catch up, with old friends and key industry players alike. And of course, it certainly helped being placed next to the Shortbread company, Deans of Huntly, keeping us refreshed with their delicious shortbread treats throughout the day.

We thank the STA for allowing us to be a part of their inspiring day and look forward to seeing what’s next for the hospitality industry.

Photo credit: STA

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