Trump golf resort gets CVB backing

Aberdeen Convention Bureau is throwing its weight behind property magnate Donald Trump’s plan to build a multi-million pound golf resort near Aberdeen. Trump’s proposal to construct two golf courses and a 450-room hotel near Balmedie, north of Aberdeen, is to be discussed by the Aberdeenshire Council this Friday. If eventually given the green light by authorities, the resort would be a major draw for business visitors, said the CVB’s business tourism manager Jacky Selway. “It will attract lucrative conferences,” she said. "The availability of high profile golfing facilities outside St Andrews and Gleneagles could be a decisive factor in attracting business tourism to the north east of Scotland and the construction of a 450-room hotel will be a welcome addition to the area’s bed stocks. Once complete, this resort is likely to attract business people of the highest calibre and this can only be beneficial for the region’s economy.” The Aberdeen Convention Bureau has supported Trump’s efforts to raise awareness about the benefits the resort would bring to the economy. “We are 100% in support of it,” said Selway.

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