Winning an award not only feels good, it can offer tangible benefits to your business as well as help spread the word about who you are and what you do. The Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards – known as HITA – are now in their 15th year and aim to highlight and reward excellence throughout the hospitality industry within the Highlands and Islands.
You may remember our ‘World Story Telling Day’ Blog where Willie Cameron told us that entering the Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards is a great opportunity to have a think about the story your business has to tell. Don’t be put off by the application process – just think about what it is that makes your business stand out from the crowd and then tell your story.
The opportunity to enter the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards is brought to you by the HITA Board of Directors. Each of our twelve Board members offers their time and services on a voluntary basis and is committed to a ‘giving back’ tourism effort.
Creating a smile, lending a hand and helping people are an everyday part of the hospitality industry. It comes naturally. So it was natural for HITA to reflect this and support a local charity.Its chosen charity last year was the Haven Appeal which is aiming to ‘Create Smiles’ on the faces of children and young people with severe and complex needs.
The Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards 2019 Launch Supplement has landed and we are so delighted with the finished piece! To bring you this 12 page pull out we have worked with our 2018 HITA winners, our board of directors and caught up with Elsie Normington; our 2018 nominated charity with the launch of the Haven Appeal.
What’s your story? Willie Cameron of Loch Ness Marketing explains how you can make your business the hero of your tale. Today is World Storytelling Day and I am writing a short blog for HITA to encourage anyone working in hospitality, at visitor attractions, organising events or working in the food and drink sector in the Highlands and Islands to have a really good think about the great story you have to tell.
The 2019 Scottish Thistle Awards took place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre last night where winners from five regional awards competed to find the very best in the Scottish Tourism industry.
The best in Scotland gather this week for the Oscars of the Scottish tourism industry. The Scottish Thistle Awards take place tonight (Thursday March 14) and ten Highland businesses are in the running to bring home a prestigious trophy.
International Women’s Day takes place today (8th March). Designed to celebrate women’s achievements, while calling out for a more gender-balanced world #BalanceforBetter.