Marion Cosse

Passionate Project Manager, Inspire DMC

What is your expertise of Scotland?
I had a real crush for Scotland in 2010, when I first visited Edinburgh with friends. After I finished my studies in France, it didn’t take long for me to move here to work with a local inbound leisure travel operator. I loved promoting Scotland to French clients so much that I then joined the marketing team at VisitScotland to act as the primary link between French tour operators and transporters and Scottish businesses. My enthusiasm for this country has never ceased growing as I mixed professional visits with personal excursions of my own. I discovered the islands of the West Coast, the forests and rivers of Perthshire and the Cairngorms, the lochs of the Loch Lomond National Park (ideal for kayaking), the usually sunnier coastal paths of the East and the hilly landscapes of the Scottish Borders. I love planning new road-trips and going to meet the locals who usually suggest great new spots for me to discover. Through my French eyes, I know exactly what will click with our clients and will allow for a more authentic immersion in the local culture!

Tell us what motivates you every day on your way to the agency?
What motivates me most is to be able to use my travel planning skills to give life to innovating projects in Scotland. I can mix work and pleasure by incorporating the gems I discover through my road-trips to the programs we offer. I love the creative side this career brings which pushes me to always look for what will make a difference. And of course, there is real team spirit at the agency which allows us to share all important information to make sure we provide viable and exciting projects to our clients. The same team spirit we regularly share with our local partners who contribute to creating bespoke experiences, delivered with the utmost professionalism.

How do you live out your passion for Scotland on a daily basis?
I’m a big fan of outdoors activities. I love taking long walks in the forests that take me to the hilltops, wandering along the seaside, taking a ferry to discover a new island, going kayaking on the lochs or canyoning in the gorges of Perthshire. What I love the most is the warm welcome I receive everywhere I go. Scottish people are real storytellers and they always have stories to share and recommendations of less known spots to visit. It creates a real connection and awakens a playful curiosity that will make you lose track of time. Just listen to them and let the spirit of adventure take over!

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