LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre
University of the West of Scotland
Sandro is Programme Cluster Leader for Marketing, Tourism and Events at the University of West of Scotland. He has published articles in international journals, including Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Annals of Leisure Research, Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, and World Leisure.
He is also a member of the ABRATUR (International Academy for the Development of Tourism Research in Brazil), and he is on the Executive Board (Treasurer) of the Leisure Studies Association, on the Advisory Board of the Annals of Leisure Research, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning.
His research background is in the area of Adventure Tourism Research and has attended previous the IAC meetings.
Galloway Activity Centre
Duncan was the brains behind Laggan Outdoor and started the business in 2007, by diversifying part of the family farm when he returned home to Dumfries & Galloway following a career in media production.
He has overseen development of the activities, the facilities and the latest development of GG’s Yard and the accommodation offering.
He retains very much a “hands on approach” to the business which has seen him leading his team to achieve the Scottish Thistle Award for the Best Outdoor /Activity Experience 2016 / 2017.
Global Association Partners
Caroline is a Professional Conference Organiser, specialising in the management of the association meetings and events.
She lives and works in south-west Scotland and is a passionate advocate of what the region has to offer the tourism sector.