In addition she produces the monthly Visitor Attraction Barometer, which analyses trends in over 500 participating visitor attractions in Scotland. The Bank of England use the Barometer as one of their economic monitoring tools, as they recognise the fast turnaround of information as invaluable.
Marina has forged strong links with attraction operators and has a unique understanding of issues and challenges facing the tourism industry in Scotland. Before taking charge of the annual and monthly reports, she worked with VisitWales, undertaking a similar exercise, collating information and mapping trends at 300 Welsh visitor attractions.
Prior to her involvement in visitor attraction research, she managed the co-ordination, delivery and running of the 5th International Forum on Tourism Statistics conference, a biennial conference where the OECD and Eurostat provide key players in the private and public sectors with a unique platform for the exchange of views and experiences on developments in tourism statistics.
She has also managed the Scottish Enterprise Tourism Network West Forums aimed at developing skills and knowledge within Tourism SMEs, as well as managing in-house award ceremonies.