Dumfriesshire Tourism Conference

The conference is timed as the last major industry gathering before the main tourism season starts, and is focused on how every business can play its part in efforts to build the region as a tourism destination.

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Good support for 'Destination Dumfries and Galloway'

Marshall Swalwell supports the idea Credit: ITV Border

Marshall Swalwell runs the Auchenlairie Caravan Park for 26 years and is a big supporter of Destination D and G, he told our reporter Ryan Dollard:

"At my Caravan Park we have a return rate of more than 80 per cent. That tells you that once people have experienced a holiday here they like it."

He added: "We just need to come together to get more people to make that first trip. Getting together as an industry we can market the total package we have to offer better. "

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