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Cairngorms Tourism Partnership

The Cairngorms Tourism Partnership was established in 2014 and brings together tourism businesses and organisations with key public sector partners.

Scots pine tree seedling on lichen covered forest floor. Pine woodland, Kinrara Estate, in the Cairngorms National Park. © Neil McIntyre.

Cairngorms Tourism Recovery Group Meetings

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, a weekly Cairngorms Tourism Emergency Response Group was set up in April 2020 to provide a consistent and comprehensive analysis of the implications of Covid-19 for tourism, to coordinate communications with the tourism industry, and ensure close working between key agencies and the private sector. In Autumn 2021, the group changed to focus on a sustainable economic recovery from the pandemic and associated lockdowns. Currently, the group is referred to as the Cairngorms Tourism Recovery Group (CTRG) and usually meets monthly.

Membership consists of; Cairngorms Business Partnership, VisitAberdeenshire, MoraySpeyside, VisitScotland, Aberdeenshire Council, Highland Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and CNPA (Chair).

View details of CTRG meetings here

Main Cairngorms Tourism Meetings

Meetings are generally held twice a year and the remit of the partnership includes:

  • Drawing up and overseeing the implementation of a Cairngorms Tourism Action Plan to set agreed priorities for the development and marketing of tourism.
  • Input to the national tourism strategy and review of local alignment.
  • Securing resources to ensure effective delivery of the Area Tourism Partnership Plan.
  • Acting, where appropriate, as a lobbying body to further the interests of local tourism, hospitality and leisure industries.
  • Acting as a link between public and private sectors.
  • Acting as a vehicle to engage the industry.
  • Promoting the importance of economic, environmental, and social sustainability as a key consideration in all discussions and delivery.

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Jackie Farquhar, Economic Development Officer: 01479 870520