Improving The Business of Tourism in Fife

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Improving the business of tourism – Fife Business Week looks at provenance, profit and tax

Great service and locally sourced food are two well-recognised ingredients of successful tourism.  Both will be on the menu on 11th November as seminar guests hear about WorldHost customer service and savour a buffet using local Fife produce.  Zest Café in St Andrews is amongst the first Fife businesses to achieve WorldHost accreditation. 

The event is hosted by Fife College at the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline as part of Fife Business Week and will be an interactive session on how to develop tourism numbers and spend.  The WorldHost Regional Destination Initiative is a national customer service campaign to promote Scotland and its regions as tourism destinations. It covers all kinds of visitor businesses from hotels to taxis, attractions to cafes.

Cllr Lesley Laird, Depute Leader and Executive Spokesperson for Economy and Planning, said:
“Our goal is to make Fife a WorldHost destination so that visitors enjoy the very best customer care and come back again and again. Improving the quality of our tourism experience not only makes sense for individual businesses but also makes great economic sense too. Visitors today have high expectations and we want to make sure Fife tourism business can deliver.”

On Thursday 12th November, there is a special tax seminar for tourism businesses in Rufflets Country House Hotel by EQ Accountants.  The event will give ideas on how tourism businesses can reduce their tax bills.  To attend call 01592 630055 or email

To book a ticket for the event in Carnegie Conference Centre, contact or call 01383 559055.

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