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Loch Lomond Trossachs Businesses Take Part in Eco Tourism Seminars

The conservation and heritage charity Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs recently hosted a series of successful seminars to raise awareness of the benefits ecotourism can have on local tourism businesses.

The seminars were part of the Friends’ exciting new ecotourism initiative and were developed to highlight the special qualities and related activities of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and Clyde Sea Lochs areas.

The seminars, held in three separate locations (Killin, Luss and Callander) were delivered together with Dr Kathy Velander, Director of the Centre for Ecotourism and Wildlife Management at Edinburgh Napier University.

Local businesses gained practical and useful tips on how to capitalise on the outstanding natural resources and ecotourism potential on their doorstep. Detailed factsheets on ecotourism, including information on case studies and valuable tips, were developed by the Friends and provided to attendees.

Jared Bowers, Ecotourism Project Manager for Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, said:“These seminars were a great opportunity to showcase and discuss the importance of local landscapes and their stories. We hope that the seminar participants acquired some useful knowledge about how to use these resources to enhance the experience of their guests and to help promote the entire area as a key ecotourism destination in Scotland.”

*Photo header caption shows the eco tourism seminar group in Luss.

More Information:

If your business or organisation would like to learn more about how ecotourism can benefit your business, please contact Jared Bowers:

jared.bowers@lochlomond-trossachs.org

The Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs is a charity organisation, which for the past 35 years, has had the principal aim of supporting the protection and promotion of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

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