Smart Tourism Testimonials

Smart Tourism has helped many businesses with their marketing strategies and initiatives. Here is just a sample of the feedback received:

Freda Newton, Managing Director, Loch Ness by Jacobite:

Lesley is a great person to work with and rather than us chasing her she is more often than not chasing us for deadlines. She did and continues to do an outstanding job for us at Jacobite.

Aileen Lamb, Tourism Manager, Scottish Enterprise:

Having worked with Lesley on a number of key tourism projects, I can safely say that she is one of the most conscientious, results driven tourism professionals I’ve had the pleasure to collaborate with. Lesley instantly “gets it” and sees not only the strategic picture but also the practical elements of each project. She applies a logical approach and will only ever deliver the highest quality input. Her appreciation of both large and small business issues and the positive impact that great marketing can have is an invaluable attribute. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working on projects wit her, including ‘ScotlandHour’ where Lesley & I are co-hosts. I look forward to continuing this terrific working relationship.

Sam Weston, Senior Account Manager, Occupancy Marketing:

I’ve collaborated with Lesley on a few tourism projects and beyond being extremely talented at what she does, she’s genuinely an absolute pleasure to work with.  Professional, creative and highly organised, Lesley is also a talented writer and blogger and somewhat of a social media guru (although I know she’ll hate me using that word). A credit to the Scottish tourism industry, her sector knowledge is near encyclopaedic and her passion for the job at hand never waivering. I wholeheartedly recommend anyone looking for marketing consultancy, project management or market research to give Lesley a call.

Eva McDiarmid, Chief Executive, Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA):

Lesley is great to work with. She really ‘knows her stuff’ on social media but doesn’t talk down to you, instead accompanying you on your journey and selflessly sharing knowledge along the way. She is enthusiastic and great at working to deadlines. Lesley is a superb communicator and we look forward to continuing our working relationship.

Dr Shuna Marr, Lecturer and Programme Leader in Tourism Management, Edinburgh Napier University:

Lesley completed a MSc Management and Marketing degree at Edinburgh Napier Business School in 2010. I supervised her dissertation which was an excellent case study of Scottish tourism businesses using social media as a marketing tool. Her degree was passed with distinction. She also worked as a research assistant for me on a project about smartphone tourism. I have always found her to have exceptional researching, managing and delivering skills. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.