Eight Canadian tour operators were recently hosted by VisitScotland at their Expo 2016, followed by a FAM trip where they experienced Scottish hospitality first hand.
The five-day experience commenced in Edinburgh, where attendees enhanced their Scotland knowledge and met with Scottish tourism suppliers at the expo.
Hosted by VisitScotland and sponsored by Air Canada and Rail Europe, guests then embarked on a FAM trip with visits to Loch Lomond, Ayrshire, Isle of Arran and Glasgow.
Highlights were a visit to Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, taste testing at the only Malt Whisky distillery on Arran and exploring Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park.
Back row: Jennifer Backus, Air Canada; Hayley Forson, VisitScotland; Nicky Cox, Goway Travel; Diane Ascenzi, CIT Tours; Leigh-Ann Fevery, Ellison Travel & Tours; Anita Emilo, Trafalgar; Nadia Matwijiw, Active Journeys Inc. (Missing Kristin Eversen, Scotia Inspire). Front row: Alasdair Northrop, Caladonia Tours; Ian Cowan, Connection Tours; Conor Duffy, RIT Vacations; & Rares Dumitru, Rail Europe.