MAGNA WORLD and the Japanese Garden at Cowden were among eleven tourism businesses to represent Forth Valley at Scotland’s biggest travel trade event.

VisitScotland Connect was held at P&J Live in Aberdeen and allowed firms to show off their products and services directly to buyers from the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Eleven groups from Forth Valley met with the global tour operators to hold over 6,000 meetings across the two-day event, held on April 19 and April 20.

Lynsey Eckford, VisitScotland regional director, said: “Once again, our tourism businesses came together to showcase this wonderful region to a global audience.

“I know colleagues and representatives of our wider tourism industry really enjoyed meeting and doing business in person once again.

“VisitScotland Connect provided Scottish businesses with a fantastic opportunity to engage with tour operators and suppliers from all over the UK and overseas.

“It is crucial that we work together to rebuild Scotland’s valuable tourism industry and I am delighted to see such commitment from related businesses in the region.”

Magna World and The Japanese Garden join a list of other Forth Valley businesses to attend the event, including Stirling Castle, The Battle of Bannockburn Experience, the Falkirk Wheel and Steamship Sir Walter Scott.

The event touched on all corners of Scottish experiences such as outdoor activities, iconic locations and landmarks, luxury experiences, island trips, food and drink, film and literature, farms and textiles, nature and wildlife and Scotland’s cities.