VisitScotland chief executive Malcolm Roughead has been shown around Borders tourist attractions including the Aikwood Tower hotel near Selkirk, pictured, and Tweedbank’s Tempest Brewery.
Mr Roughead said: “Tourism is at the heart of economic success in the Scottish Borders. It creates jobs and sustains communities in every corner of the Borders all year round. The aim of my visit to the region was to meet industry leaders to discuss how we can continue to capitalise on the wealth of opportunities in the region and maximise the visitor economy.”
Vicki Steel, co-owner of Aikwood Tower, said: “Over the past five years, we have worked hard to raise the profile of the Borders among UK and international guests, so this was a fantastic opportunity to share our plans with the VisitScotland team.”