FAM 5: A Planner’s Takeaways on Scotland

FAM 5: A Planner’s Takeaways on Scotland

By Deborah Elias, September 12, 2016

The Meet in Scotland team pulled out all the stops to wow members of ILEA Global Summit. With gorgeous rolling hills and progressive metropolitan cities, Scotland is a solid choice for corporate meetings and incentive events. Scotland has more history than you can shake a stick at, and the people have a distinct pride in their country that makes it a perfect MICE destination.

1. Flights to Scotland from North America as a whole have never been better, with new flights from Delta and American Airlines launched this year from New York, and a United flight from Chicago. These complement a host of existing flights from the United States. Once in Scotland, the country’s two major cities (Edinburgh and Glasgow) are barely 40 miles apart. The travel by motor coach is less than an hour, and frequent rail service makes transfers between cities a pleasant experience.

2. When you think of Scotland, the birthplace of golf, you think of Gleneagles or the iconic St Andrews (shown above), but this tiny country is packed with more than 550 courses including many in malt whisky country. With a legacy spanning six centuries, there is no finer place to play a round of golf. From links courses and parkland courses to heathland courses and everything in between, this is a perfect locale for golf lovers in your group, no matter the level or course preference.

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