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A team of 10 tourism businesses joined VisitScotland in India with the aim to growing a market currently worth GBP12 million (EUR13.8 million) to the Scottish economy.

The national tourism organisation, in partnership with Etihad Airways, led a two-week business development mission in the emerging market which gave travel companies the opportunity to hold face-to-face meetings with up to 400 key tour operators in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

In addition to the main schedule, representatives from VisitScotland and the other companies also conducted meetings with key partners in Pune and Ahmedabad.

Malcolm Roughead, CEO, VisitScotland, said, "India is an important emerging market for Scottish tourism and this business development mission, […]."