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Glasgow's tourism sector offering young people unique coaching opportunities

Glasgow's tourism sector is offering young people the chance to take part in unique coaching to help the next generation of leaders.

Glasgow Welcomes, a partnership of public and private sector groups, has launched its Aspiring Leaders Programme.

The first cohort of 14 delegates from across the city's tourism industry will learn about leadership during workshops running until May 22.

They will take place in classroom-based sessions, hear from inspiring industry speakers and visit top city venues such as the Hydro.

Those taking part will also be given a mentor such as Murray Thomson of Blythswood Hotel and Ross Easton of the Scottish Event Campus.

The programme, supported by Skills Development Scotland, Glasgow Life and the Glasgow Welcomes Industry Champions, was open to Assistant Managers and experienced team leaders.

Craig Martin, Chairman of Glasgow Welcomes and chair of Glasgow Employer Board, said: “This innovative new programme is a fantastic opportunity for the next generation of leaders in Glasgow and an excellent example of the sharing of best practice across the city’s visitor economy.

"I wish each of the delegates every success with the programme and I look forward to seeing them develop through these unique workshops.

“Glasgow Welcomes inspires and develops our city’s people to deliver outstanding, vibrant and memorable visitor experiences.

"In doing so we deliver real results and return on investment that enhance the Glasgow visitor journey.”

Glasgow Welcomes, the city’s Tourism Service Initiative, is industry-led and supported by Scottish Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, VisitScotland and Glasgow Life.

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