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Wheely good way of promoting Scotland

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Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle are hitting the road as some of Scotland’s top MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) venues go on tour in the Midlands.Organised by VisitScotland Business Events, Scotland on Tour...

Edinburgh tours with beer

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At Edinburgh’s Tourism Showcase held at the Scottish capital last week one phenomenon was easily observed: Edinburgh’s guided tours are becoming more diverse with new tours entering the market.Marianne Bailey from Highland Explorer Tours...

Special day helps mark 70 years of the Edinburgh Fringe

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Plans for the inaugural World Fringe Day involving more than 200 fringes across the planet have been announced for Tuesday 11 July 2017.The day will reflect on the collective power and worldwide reach of the...

Social media campaign first in China

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Edinburgh Tourism Action Group (ETAG) has launched Scotland’s first-ever destination social media campaign in China to promote the Scottish capital to a potential online audience of more than one billion, supported by VisitScotland. The Edinburgh...

Luxury city hotel named Lothians’ ‘Best Accommodation Provider’

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The Chester Residence triumphs in the regional finals of the Scottish Thistle Awards, 2016 Five-star Edinburgh hotel, The Chester Residence, has been crowned the Lothian and Borders’ ‘Best Accommodation Provider’ in the regional finals...

Greater Grassmarket BID teams up with Edinburgh World Heritage to launch an interactive historic...

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The Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a free-to-use Historic Trail this week in association with Edinburgh World Heritage. The Trail brings to life centuries of history from Edinburgh’s historic Old Town and aims to...

Tourism body finds that women believe men ‘get on faster’

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The tourism body Women in Tourism, designed to motivate women working in tourism, has found that most people working in the industry are women, but only a fraction of those reach senior positions. The group was set...

Borders Railway – a platform for tourism

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A Borders Railway Tourism Opportunities Guide will be launched tomorrow Wednesday 4 November at a special event for tourism businesses in Midlothian.The guide will provide a range of market information, case studies, examples of tourism...

Queen’s Award for Enterprise – Rabbie’s Small Group Tours

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Rabbie’s Small Group Tours awarded with a Queen’s Award for EnterpriseLeading Edinburgh and Ireland small group tour operator, Rabbie’s, was today presented with the UK’s highest accolade for business success by the Lord Lieutenant...

Travel – Getting to know Ontario

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Ontario Tourism, the Canadian Tourism Commission, Tourism Toronto and Ottawa Tourism are working together to bring the Canadian province to the UK this Spring with an advertising drive called Out of Home beginning on...

Tourists will want more from Edinburgh’s serviced accommodation in 2015

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Fountain Court Apartments, the largest independent serviced accommodation provider in Edinburgh, will begin 2015 with a strong service offering that embraces many of the predicted travel and technology trends for the year ahead.  Director John...

Edinburgh attractions on shortlist for tourism awards

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Local industry champions compete for Scottish Thistles honoursA number of leading tourism attractions and businesses in Edinburgh and The Lothians have been shortlisted in the regional finals of the Scottish Thistle Awards - the...

Forth Ports gets the industry’s Cruise Award

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 Edinburgh awarded “Best Destination Experience”Forth Ports are this week celebrating after Edinburgh picked up a coveted cruise industry award at Seatrade Miami, one of the cruise industry’s biggest and most widely recognised events in...

Tourism body’s marketing campaigns declared a success

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The organisation tasked with maximising the benefit of tourism to our national economy, VisitScotland, reports today that it has brought in £310m of benefit for the Scottish economy since in the last year, and...

New app explores Literary Edinburgh – Review

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Independent television and digital media production company purpleTV this week launched a smartphone app celebrating Edinburgh’s status as UNESCO City of Literature.The Edinburgh Book app is one of a suite of purpleTrails City Adventure...

Edinburgh Bus Tours awarded five star status

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One of Edinburgh’s most popular tourist attractions has retained its five star grading from Visit Scotland.Edinburgh Bus Tours was first awarded five star status in October 2011. It has proved it has maintained VisitScotland’s...

Easyjet offer more routes and jobs in Edinburgh

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Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, and Chair of VisitScotland, Mike Cantlay, were on hand today to help easyjet announce some good news for the capital's air travellers.easyjet has added six new routes to its...

Council takes the covers off Tourist tax once more

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The Transient Visitor Levy (Tourist bed tax by any other name!) raised its head again at the council meeting this morning, but was rejected by the SNP/LibDem administration who refuse to take the matter...

The Scottish Thistle Awards – deadline extended

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The Scottish Thistle Awards deadline for entries has been extended from 2 March until Friday 9 March at 5pm.  Due to the high demand from the industry, and to support everyone who is working to complete...

VisitScotland announce marketing campaign for ‘Brave’

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VisitScotland, Scotland’s tourism organisation, and The Walt Disney Company Europe, Middle East & Africa announced a unique global marketing campaign to promote Scottish tourism around the much-anticipated Disney•Pixar film “Brave”, which is set in the...

Award for Edinburgh serviced apartments

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The Knight Residence five star serviced apartments in Edinburgh has been recognised in the Scottish Hotel Awards 2011, held on 27 March in Glasgow.The luxury property in the heart of Edinburgh was commended in...

It’s official! Top Ten Family-friendly cities includes Edinburgh

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Edinburgh has been voted among the top ten family-friendly cities in Europe according to Internet travel website Trip Advisor. In fact it was positioned at number Two!  Our fair city was pipped at the...

Tourism boost for Edinburgh

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Coach loads of Dutch and Germans arriving by sea have given Edinburgh’s tourism industry an unexpected boost, according to new figures from leading cruise ferry operator DFDS Seaways.Nearly 60% of German and Dutch passengers...

Edinburgh expert advises using technology to boost tourism

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A leading digital expert, who has worked with some of the biggest names in Scotland’s tourism industry, has been invited to talk at a Scottish Enterprise Event designed to show how technology can help...

Hospitality Industry Award Scholarships in Edinburgh

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The hospitality and tourism industry in Scotland received a boost today when the Hospitality Industry Trust HIT Scotland awarded scholarships to 110 students and workers from across Scotland. The scholars were announced at the...

Another ropey website?

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What do  you think you might find when a website tells you that you are about to land on the page with the organisation's press releases?Well you might think there would be something better...

Festivals really do make money for the Capital

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For the third consecutive month Edinburgh hotels registered occupancy in excess of 90% in the festival month of August this year - another sign of an improved picture in the city's tourism...

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