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Scotland to benefit from £2m conference bid fund

The chief executive of Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has welcomed a £2m government cash injection that will be used to attract more business tourism to Scotland.

Scotland to benefit from £2m conference bid fund
Scotland to benefit from £2m conference bid fund

The subvention conference bid fund was launched by Visit Scotland yesterday and could help attract more than 20,000 business tourists to Scotland every year for three years.

Speaking at the ITB international trade show in Berlin, EICC chief executive Hans Rissmann OBE said: "This is good news at the right time from the Scottish government and its national tourism promotion agency.

"Our international competitors make excellent use of this type of subvention and business tourism in Scotland will be boosted by this fund if local authorities can meet the requirement to provide matching funding."

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