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Industry Resources and Support Autumn 2020

Photo by Kari Shea

In these challenging times the Women in Tourism team understand the importance of having a good go-to list of tourism and hospitality resources to refer to. If you have more you want to share, get in touch.

Industry Support, Advice, Resources

If you have information and updates you believe would be valuable for our industry and worth sharing, or you wish to contribute to the Women in Tourism blog, contact us:

  • Via email info@womenintourism.co.uk
  • Tweet us at @WITScotland –(our most frequent method of communication right now)
  • Join the Women in Tourism LinkedIn Group or post to our LI industry page

Key Sources: Industry Updates

Scottish Tourism Alliance – Coronavirus Information Hub

VisitScotland – Industry advice and updates

Scottish Government– news, updates, business information and more

VisitBritain – latest advice and updates for businesses

ASSC – check the blog for news and updates

ASVA – regular updates for visitor attractions and venues

ETAG –regular updates and news for the industry

HIT Scotland 

Scottish Agri-Tourism

Scotland Food and Drink – regular updates and support for businesses

The Caterer: Advice Hub for Hospitality Operators and Employees

Eventsbase: Industry updates for events professionals

Museums and Galleries Scotland Business Support Programme Surgeries

Business Support, Help and Advice

CareerScope – Careers, Training. Support, Job Search

Find Business Support – Coronavirus advice for businesses in Scotland

Scottish Enterprise

Sign up for regular email updates from Scottish Enterprise

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Restrictions Fund 

Find Coronavirus Support for Your Business (UK Gov)

Highlands and Islands Enterprise 

Business Gateway: offering webinars instead of workshops, support, resources

HMRC: for the latest on tax relief and status for businesses

Institute of Directors has a Corona Virus Support Hub – accessing Government support

IPSE (Independent Professionals & the Self Employed): news & advice for freelancers

Scottish Chambers of Commerce – offering advice and support to members across Scotland

Business Women Scotland – advice and support for businesswomen in Scotland

Women’s Enterprise Scotland 

Interface: support for SME’s – innovation and product development with academic partnerships

Federation of Small Businesses: support, updates and advice for SME’s

Scottish Licenced Trade News (SLTN) – latest updates

Entrepreneurial Scotland: useful advice, information and articles

General Business news by sector – Business Insider

Webinars and Videos

See Scottish Enterprise and Business Gateway for webinars and online tutorials

Travel Massive runs webinars and online events with travel industry topics

Interface runs tourism and business webinars

VisitScotland webinars and online events

Business Responses & Adapting to the Crisis

Working from Home

Tips for businesses setting up home working

The Drum: Preparing for the new normal of working from home

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Looking after health and wellbeing

Supporting Employees

Looking after your mental health during coronavirus outbreak

About mental health, self help and well-being: coronavirus and your mental wellbeing

Less stress in 60 seconds

Support and Advice for Carers: Looking after your health coronavirus19

Hospitality Health


Breathing Space


Traveltech for Scotland – new cluster for Scotland – join the LinkedIn Group

Scottish Tourism Toolkit -tech solutions for tourism businesses – September 2020 download

FutureScot: sign up to the newsletter for weekly email briefings on tech/digital

Social Media Management in times of crisis 

Learning & Personal Development

Short courses from Edinburgh Napier University

Sign up for an online course – work at your own pace

The Open University

Google Digital Garage: work through videos and tutorials

Mentoring: Women in Tourism members are entitled to a 60-minute mentoring session and can be matched with an industry mentee from within the membership. Get in touch if you’re interested in being a mentor or mentee: info@womenintourism.co.uk

Thought Leadership

Five Business Podcasts to listen to in 2020

Medium is a valuable resource to read about anything, you can publish articles too.

The Harvard Business Review

What’s missing?  Tell us > info@womenintourism.co.uk /@WITScotland

*Header Photo by Kari Shea on Unsplash