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

Support to develop your digital capacity

Posted on 28 November 2019

Did you know that Scotland has a fantastic range of support aimed at helping businesses improve their digital skills, develop their capabilities and fund project ideas? Your tourism businesses could be missing out on access to finance, advice or resources – much of it free, or low-cost. Skills Edinburgh Napier University – Understanding Data in the […]

New ETAG Chair

Posted on 25 October 2019

Donald Emslie appointed as chair of ETAG We are delighted to announce the appointment of Donald Emslie to the role of Chair. Donald will lead the work of ETAG, bringing together and supporting the work of key stakeholders, business associations and businesses to create and support a strong, thriving tourism community in Edinburgh. He brings […]

Draft Future Tourism Strategy ‘Beyond 2020’ Revealed

Posted on 19 October 2019

Issued on behalf of the Scottish Tourism Alliance The draft of Scotland’s future national tourism strategy has unlike Tourism Scotland 2020 (TS2020) been developed through an equal partnership approach with a range of stakeholders from industry, Scottish Government and our public agencies. It is reflective of the changing world we live in, our new mindset […]

The Edinburgh 2030 Tourism Strategy

Posted on 13 October 2019

The Edinburgh Tourism Strategy Implementation Group (SIG) initiated the development process for the Edinburgh Tourism 2030 Strategy in 2018. ETAG is working on behalf of the SIG to facilitate the strategy development process, which has been developed through 3 phases, with the final strategy due for publication in early 2020. The latest information on the development […]

Chinese New Year 2020 and Burns & Beyond Business Briefing

Posted on 11 September 2019

THANK YOU to all delegates who attended the briefing at the Assembly Rooms on 10 September 2019. You can find a copy of the presentation here. As discussed, we want to build on the success of the inaugural 2019 Chinese New Year Festival, and also maximise the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of celebrations coinciding with Burns Night… […]

ETAG Business Briefing – Disney’s THE LION KING returns to Edinburgh

Posted on 9 August 2019

ETAG Business Briefing – Disney’s THE LION KING returns to Edinburgh Thanks to those who came along to Disney’s The Lion King Business Briefing on Friday 30th August. You can find the presentation slides here. And if you wish further discussion about opportunities you will find the relevant contact details below: For partners interested in […]

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.

Edinburgh’s iconic Old Town: Original in the past, present and future

Posted on 9 July 2019

Bringing together the very best of Edinburgh’s rich history and heritage with its creativity and longevity, the Old Town is the heart of Scotland’s capital city and a bridge between its enlightened past and dynamic future. As a local business owner and employer, I am heavily invested in the Old Town, its local economy, and […]

ETAG Event Shortlisted for Award

Posted on 22 May 2019

ETAG’s Digital Solutions for Tourism 2018 conference has been shortlisted for an E Award for “Best Use of Event Technology”! The E Awards celebrate the best, the most innovative and successful of Scotland’s dynamic events and festivals, and recognises the professionalism, diversity and creativity of all our suppliers This nomination particularly recognises our event partners […]