Author: Vanessa Wegstein

Army of Wellbeing Warriors are Welcoming Visitors to Scotland’s Aspiring Wellbeing Capital

Visit Kelso has launched a new initiative to welcome visitors who are looking to focus on their self-care, in a bid to become Scotland’s Wellbeing Capital. Responding to the growing…
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SSDA Newsletter January 2023

MESSAGE FROM OUR INTERIM CEO Excitement is in the air this month as we showcase the many events happening in the region and across Scotland in the coming weeks as…
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Second Annual Conference For South Of Scotland Destination Alliance Confirmed As Exciting Year Beckons

Event in March 2023 will be first opportunity for many SSDA members to meet new Chief Executive David Hope-Jones   Business owners working in leisure, hospitality and tourism in the…
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Flying Start For New Campaign Encouraging Tourists To Visit The South Of Scotland This Winter

200,000 people reached in first two weeks of South of Scotland Destination Alliance Winter Escapes campaign promoting Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway   A new digital marketing campaign from…
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Esteemed charity head and strategic development expert appointed to steer South of Scotland tourism body

The South of Scotland Destination Alliance announces new Chief Executive to lead work developing the South of Scotland into a year-round tourist destination   The South of Scotland Destination Alliance…
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Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel Destinations for 2023 Revealed

Lonely Planet’s Expert Predictions for the Coming Year Celebrate the World’s Top Places for Food, Unwinding, Connection, Journeys, and Learning    Global travel authority Lonely Planet has today unveiled its top destinations…
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Head South – South of Scotland included in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2023

The South of Scotland has been named as one of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel destinations for 2023.   The publication revealed that the region, which covers the Scottish Borders…
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Borders Hoteliers on the Move

The owners of Cringletie near Peebles today announced that General Manager Will Haegeland and Front Office Manager Trond Dalby are moving on to pastures new. Mr Haegeland will take up…
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More Than A Quarter Of Tourism Businesses In South Of Scotland Contemplating Permanent Closure As Operating Costs Skyrocket

Results of first South of Scotland Destination Alliance ‘barometer survey’ reveal “exceptionally challenging” picture for tourism and hospitality businesses in the region   The results of an in-depth ‘barometer survey’…
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SSDA Newsletter October 2022

MESSAGE FROM OUR INTERIM CEO It has been an incredibly busy month for the team as we continue to welcome businesses into the SSDA tourism community and prepare to launch…
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