Tourism Gathering- 30 April 2013 Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Team in partnership with VisitScotland are hosting a Tourism Gathering to explore how the industry can best work together to drive tourism growth in Ayrshire & Arran. The event will allow businesses in East, North and South Ayrshire the chance to boost their business through improved networking, collaboration and marketing opportunities in the tourism sector and for Ayrshire & Arran as a destination. The Event is free and will take place at Menzies Hotel, Irvine on Tuesday 30 April 2013 between 10am and 4:30pm. During the day there will be presentations on the Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Strategy and insights into the Ayrshire & Arran visitor. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in a range of workshops which will explore watersports, working with the media, online communication and developing themed itineraries. Moira Birtwistle, Chair of Tourism Leadership Group stated: "This Tourism Gathering offers an excellent networking opportunity to engage with our industry partners in collectively exploring the key actions designed by the Ayrshire and Arran Tourism Team and supported by the Tourism Leadership Group, to assist in the positioning of Ayrshire & Arran as a premier destination of choice." Businesses can register online now at: http://aatourismconference.eventbrite.com/. Registration closes on at 12 noon on Friday 26 April 2013.