News

If you are a tourism business in Edinburgh and want to know what’s happening out there or who is doing what in the city or beyond, in the tourism space, you are in the right place.

ETAG colleagues collect information from a number of sources and presents them to you to increase your awareness on news that affect the tourism in Edinburgh and the sector as a whole. We also like you to tell us any news, or share information of successes or barriers that you have encountered that can help others

Cyber Essentials Voucher Scheme – now open!

Posted on 7 November 2018

To help more businesses become cyber secure, Scottish Enterprise are running a Cyber Essentials Voucher Scheme which offers a voucher up to the value of £1000 to support Scottish SME’s to achieve the certification. What’s Cyber Essentials? It’s a UK Government backed certification run by the National Cyber Security Centre. It’s a simple, cost effective […]

Cyber Resilience Toolkit

Posted on 7 October 2018

The information we create and the data we hold about our customers has value to us. It also has value to others. This makes us all a target of cyber crime. In fact, more than 60% of SMEs had a security breach last year – but 65% still think they are not a target and […]

DTS Visitor Feedback Learning Hub

Posted on 22 June 2018

Any businesses looking for further support in managing their online reputation can now pick from over 20 short courses on how to best manage your visitor feedback. Digital Tourism Scotland’s Visitor Feedback Learning Hub offers free practical advice and step-by-step guides for experienced users and those just getting to grips with the basics. The Courses […]

Digital Development Funding

Posted on 20 June 2018

The Scottish Government recently launched the Digital Development Loan to provide Scottish SMEs access to finance to improve their digital capabilities. Companies can apply for £5,000-£50,000 to improve areas such as cyber security, data analytics and software engineering, as well as to develop staff skills in digital. The loan in interest free, allowing the initial […]

Article: China Ready Conference Resources

Posted on 5 May 2018

We hope you enjoyed the China Ready Conference – below you can access the Conference information and presentations: China Ready 2018 Conference Programme WeChat Setup Delegate List – China Ready Conference China Ready 2018 Exhibitors List PRESENTATIONS China Travel Trends and Pay Insights | Scott Brown, Managing Director, Redfern Associaties China Ready – Why Innovation Matters […]

ETAG Conference 2018 – The Follow Up

Posted on 1 February 2018

ETAG’s Annual Conference always aims to provide insights, information and inspiration for everyone involved in delivering Edinburgh’s hugely successful tourism offer. This year the Conference focused on ‘Managing Success’ as the key conference theme and we had a fantastic speaker line up, covering international best practice, local priorities and the very latest thinking around the […]

Article: Edinburgh Chinese New Year 2018: FREE factsheet

Posted on 26 January 2018

Chinese New Year is the biggest and most significant of all the Chinese cultural holidays. But what does this mean for Edinburgh and your tourism business? With the family focus, gifting traditions and decorative displays of the festive season; and the countdown celebrations and firework extravaganzas of New Year’s Eve – Chinese New Year is very […]

Chinese Spending and Payment Trends: Business Briefing

Posted on 30 October 2017

The ETAG Business Briefing: China Spending and Payment Trends on 31st October included a great range of speakers and insights to inform Edinburgh businesses about the latest developments in Chinese payment options.  Chinese visitors are increasingly expecting that the payment options that they are familiar with at home will also be available when they are […]

Welcome Chinese Visitors – it’s simple, visible and best of all, FREE!

Posted on 17 August 2017

It’s only been 9 months since the Edinburgh Chinese Social Media Campaign kicked off with the launch of the official Edinburgh Weibo and WeChat social media accounts, but it is already ahead of target, with over 42,000 followers and 58 million impressions to date. Over the same period, many of the campaign’s official business partners […]