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 […]

Scottish Tourism Observatory – Website Launched

Posted on 28 April 2022

The aim of the Observatory is to make data for tourism in Scotland easy to find and to use. This first phase of the Scottish Tourism Observatory is just the start of our journey to improve tourism data in Scotland. The work that’s been done has laid the foundation for future development to meet more […]

‘Scotland is Calling’ global marketing campaign – industry guide

Posted on 28 March 2022

‘Scotland is Calling’, the global marketing campaign from VisitScotland, is designed to support the recovery of Scotland’s tourism industry, by keeping Scotland front of mind with high-spending international visitors. The aim of the campaign is to make Scotland the first-choice destination when international travel is possible again – encouraging forward bookings for late 2021 through to […]

‘Eat Out Edinburgh’ campaign – help spread the word!

Posted on 10 March 2022 by Jac Miller

Essential Edinburgh, the capital’s dedicated Business Improvement District (BID), has launched a new campaign to attract the people of Edinburgh and the Lothians back to the capital’s city centre restaurants, bars and hotels this spring. The collection of ‘Eat Out Edinburgh’ campaign venues are all located between George Street, Princes Street, Rose Street, St James […]

Article: Forever Edinburgh’s Resident Rewards Initiative – Get Involved!

Posted on 3 March 2022 by Jac Miller

Are you looking to target the local Edinburgh audience? Resident Rewards is a new initiative from Forever Edinburgh which aims to encourage residents to engage with Edinburgh’s cultural and leisure offering, and to generate increased spend and advocacy for the city’s tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses.   Forever Edinburgh is looking to secure attractive monthly rewards […]

Webinar series to help employers navigate the immigration system (March 2022)

Posted on 17 February 2022 by Jac Miller

TalentScotland are delivering a programme of live webinars to help Scottish based SMEs navigate the immigration system. The programme of live webinars hosted by their immigration specialist include: Understanding the changes to right to work checks for EEA and Swiss nationals from 1st July 2021 Register to attend on Thursday 10 March – 10am to […]

Young People Webinar Series – Hospitality & Tourism (March 2022)

Posted on 9 February 2022 by Jac Miller

This Scottish Enterprise webinar series, aimed at employers, will focus on increasing the employability of Young People and improving their pre-and post-employment journey in a post Covid world.  The webinars aim to raise awareness of current and emerging best practice, stimulate discussion, and provide practical tools and action planning for delegates to take back into […]

Edinburgh features in world’s first #UNESCOTrail

Posted on 30 October 2021

New digital assets and industry toolkit available now  Scotland’s UNESCO Trail is the first national UNESCO Trail anywhere in the world that brings together the full range of UNESCO place-based designations from across the country. Featuring Edinburgh’s World Heritage Sites including The Old & New Towns of Edinburgh and The Forth Bridge, as well as Edinburgh UNESCO City […]

Scottish Traveltech Directory

Posted on 14 December 2020

A new digital directory of over 100 traveltech businesses and 30 industry case studies is now available online. Developed by the Traveltech for Scotland cluster, it showcases how various technologies such as online ticketing, smartphone apps and social distancing solutions can help tourism businesses in Scotland adapt and diversify in a post-Covid19 world. Traveltech for […]