Moffat Lecture celebrates more than 15 years of tourism and travel support

23 September 2015

Dr Jamie Moffat

Dr Jamie Moffat

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is celebrating more than 15 years of support for travel and tourism research and student scholarships during a special evening Moffat Lecture event next week (Wednesday, September 30).

Over the past 15 years, the Moffat Charitable Trust has generously donated over £1.6m to GCU, establishing the Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development, a recognised leader in tourism business development and research, and nurturing new industry talent by supporting over 160 students through one of the largest tourism scholarship programmes in Europe.

GCU will celebrate the story of the Moffat Centre and all its beneficiaries from the leading figures in its development. Professor Lennon has been Director of the Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development at GCU since its inception and is a leading commentator and academic with an international reputation for tourism development research.

He will deliver the 2015 Moffat Lecture entitled ‘Why Tourism Matters’, followed by a Q&A with Dr Jamie Moffat, who will share the entrepreneurial story of AT Mays, the Ayrshire company founded by the Moffat family which became Scotland’s first major travel business, and discuss what the future holds for the industry.

As well as awarding this year’s Moffat scholarships, the University is delighted to present a new award, the Dr Margie Moffat Prize, to honour the contribution made by the late founder of the Moffat Charitable Trust, Dr Margie Moffat OBE.

Register for the event.