The 30th Scottish Thistle Awards – Edinburgh tourism business submit your entries! Deadline: Sun 28 April

Posted on 8 April 2024

Individual business entries to the 30th Scottish Thistle Awards are now open!  The Scottish Thistle Awards recognise and celebrate excellence within Scotland’s tourism and events industry, and the significant value the sector contributes to the visitor economy.   Celebrate your business and showcase why it deserves to be recognised amongst the very best of our industry by submitting an […]

Convention Edinburgh appoints Advisory Group to help attract more Business Events to Edinburgh

Posted on 28 March 2023

Convention Edinburgh, Edinburgh’s convention bureau that was relaunched last June under the management of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), has appointed an Advisory Group, which comprises representatives working in Edinburgh’s events and hospitality industry, to help attract more business events to the city. The Advisory Group appointments are Sue Stuart (Surgeons Quarter), Amanda Ferguson […]

New Tool launched to measure the societal impact of business events in Edinburgh

Posted on 18 October 2022

A group of Edinburgh-based event professionals have today (Tuesday 18 October) launched a new tool to measure the societal impact that conferences and business events have in the city.  The Business Events Shaping Tomorrow (BEST) tool has been developed to evaluate the positive outcomes from the hundreds of business events hosted in Edinburgh each year.  […]

Mercat Tours launches social impact project

Posted on 28 April 2022

On Thursday, 28 April, Mercat Tours launched ‘Our Stories, Your City’, a new, unique collaboration of visitor attractions which offers Edinburgh’s visitors an award-winning, five-star walking tour at the same time as supporting some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable people – a mutual and equal benefit to all. The Tourism Leadership & Recovery Fund awarded Mercat […]

FREE staff training from home

Posted on 15 April 2020

HIT Scotland and Criton Apps have teamed up to provide free training for your staff from home Learn @ Home with HIT! They’ve pulled together a collection of self development links and activities that will help staff continue to be engaged with the industry and update their skills and knowledge while at home. The free […]

Tourism Destination Leaders Programme 2019/20

Posted on 5 August 2019

Scottish Enterprise has announced that applications for the 2019/20 Tourism Destination Leaders Programme are now open! If you or someone you know is interested then please get in touch – you’ll find all the info you need in the DLP Information Leaflet. The deadline for applications is 30th August.