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Lewis Macdonald MSP hosts Tourism Policy Master Class


The Scottish Centre of Tourism (SCoT) within Robert Gordon University's Aberdeen Business School welcomed back Lewis Macdonald MSP this week (31 October 2011) to discuss Tourism Policy at a master class for MSc International Tourism and Hospitality students.

The Masters students attended a seminar with Lewis in the Boardroom of the Aberdeen Business School. Lewis spoke to the students about how government policy influenced national tourism development, followed by a question and answer session covering a variety of topics including the route development fund, the Lufthansa Aberdeen-Frankfurt route, the London Olympics, low cost carriers, the Qantas strike and Union Terrace Gardens.

Andrew Martin, MSc International Tourism and Hospitality Management course leader and Director of SCoT comments: "Lewis has been a good friend and supporter of the Scottish Centre of Tourism in the Aberdeen Business School, and was the obvious choice to lead a session with the MSc International Tourism and Hospitality students on how the political environment and government policy impacts on national tourism delivery and marketing.

"The students thoroughly enjoyed the session, their only complaint being that it was over too quickly. The student group is truly international and they found the Scottish government tourism challenges and solutions, thought provoking."

ENDS

Picture Caption:
Lewis Macdonald MSP, Andrew Martin (Director of SCoT) and the Masters students.

Notes to Editors:
Lewis Macdonald MSP is a Member of the Scottish Parliament for North East Scotland and is a candidate for the post of Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

Issued By:

Katie Begg
Communications Officer | Aberdeen Business School

Robert Gordon University
Schoolhill
Aberdeen
AB10 1FR
Tel: 01224 262144
Email: k.begg@rgu.ac.uk