A DRIVE to grow green business tourism in Scotland’s biggest city has been launched with a specialist conventions team.

Members of trade, transport and other bodies have joined the new team led by Glasgow Convention Bureau as part of efforts to build on the city’s position as the world’s seventh most sustainable conference destination.

Local seed-planting firm Kabloom will deliver bespoke “horticultural therapy” activities for delegates, with workshops on biodiversity and wildflowers also planned. A toolkit identifying some of the city’s leading sustainable businesses, from hotels and restaurants to venues, has also been created to simplify the process for organisers.

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Aileen Crawford, of Glasgow Convention Bureau, which is part of the council’s arms length external organisation Glasgow Life, said: “It’s incredibly motivating to see Glasgow recognised as a destination at the forefront of sustainability best practice and responsible business tourism.”