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Love Loch Lomond Celebrates Prestigious Tourism Award Nominations

Destination Organisation Love Loch Lomond is delighted to be a Regional Finalist for two awards in Scotland’s prestigious tourism Oscars, the 2016/2017 VisitScotland Thistle Awards.

The destination organisation which represents tourism and hospitality businesses across Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and the Clyde Sea Lochs areas and provides information on events and activities for visitors via its website is in the running for two awards: Working Together for Tourism for its partnership working to help businesses develop across the local area, as well as its current Pack More In campaign with People Make Glasgow and Scotrail; and Love Loch Lomond Destination Manager Karen Donnelly is nominated for Regional Ambassador, which recognises an individual who has dedicated their time and energy to making a difference to tourism in their local area.

Love Loch Lomond is also thrilled to see some of its business members reach regional finalist stage in the awards, with congratulations going to Balloch based outdoor activity providers Can You Experience in the category of Best Outdoor/Adventure Experience (West); Ross Coutts of Argyll Holidays, finalist for Regional Rising Star (West); and outdoor adventure operator Go Ape Aberfoyle in the category of Best Outdoor/Adventure Experience (Central, Fife & Tayside).

Destination Manager Karen Donnelly said:I and the Love Loch Lomond team are honoured to be finalists in these prestigious tourism awards; we’re proud to be in the company of so many inspiring tourism businesses across Scotland, including several of our own business members. The Love Loch Lomond vision focuses on people, places and experiences, and working together at a local and national level and collaborating with industry partners, including other destinations such as Glasgow and Argyll means we can offer a much greater and higher quality experience for visitors”.

Love Loch Lomond Chair and owner of Knockderry Country House Hotel Beth McLeod said: “The Thistle Award nominations are a fantastic recognition of our commitment to partnership working and to enhancing and developing what the Loch Lomond, Trossachs and Clyde Sea Lochs areas can offer visitors and locals alike in food and drink, tours and activities and first class accommodation”.

The regional winners for Central, Tayside and Fife will be announced at a formal dinner event on 10 November 2016 at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh and the West regional finalists will be announced on 24 November at The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.

Read the full list of VisitScotland Thistle Awards regional finalists here.

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The vision for Love Loch Lomond is to grow the volume and value of tourism in the area around Loch Lomond and the Clyde Sea Lochs. 

It will do this through focusing on the following three strategic objectives:

-          Love People: Aspire to be renowned as welcoming, friendly and truly exceptional hosts to our visitors and members.

-          Love Places: Offering truly exceptional access for visitors to explore our towns, landscapes and seascapes.

-          Love Experiences: Providing exceptional, memorable authentic experiences at every point of the customer journey.

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