The Tourism Social Enterprise Network (SEN) is the newest of our thematic networks. Originally a subgroup of the Cultural and Creative SEN, the work has gradually increased presenting more opportunities in areas such as accessible tourism, activity tourism, marketing, events, ancestral tourism and the ever-increasing demand from visitors to spend locally.
There is a great range of social enterprises working within tourism across Scotland- from accommodation providers to theatres to outdoor pursuits. Tourism spend with those organisations comes with additional value for both the visitor and the deliverer in that the profits are re-invested to provide positive community or environmental impacts and the visitor receives an added ‘feel good’ factor.
The Tourism SEN will remain under the remit of the Cultural Roundtable- individuals strategically placed to help develop and support the social enterprise tourism sector. For more information on the Cultural Roundtable see the dedicated page.
The Tourism Network is supported by the Scottish Government: