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

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 […]

Upcoming Events following Easter

Posted on 8 March 2017

We are all busy planning for the next part of the year and we wanted to let you know about some of our upcoming events following Easter! We have loads of great events coming up –  see the below list and click on the links to find out more and keep an eye out on […]

Edinburgh sees in Year of the Rooster with largest-ever Chinese New Year celebrations

Posted on 31 January 2017

A Gala Chinese Concert at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, Traditional Lanterns over one of Edinburgh’s luxury shopping streets and fortune cookies and red envelope events and promotions at prestigious Edinburgh retailers and attractions have seen Scotland’s capital celebrate Chinese New Year like never before. A programme of activities to welcome the Year of the Rooster aims […]

Have Your Say – Edinburgh Airport Launches Consultation

Posted on 30 January 2017

There is no doubt that the success of Edinburgh’s tourism sector is directly related to the growth of Edinburgh Airport.  Since 1995 and the launch of the first Easyjet low cost Edinburgh – London flights, the Airport has gone from strength to strength, now providing over 120 direct air routes and a great and growing […]

ETAG Conference 2017

Posted on 30 January 2017

Thanks to everyone who came along to the ETAG Conference 2017! Yet again the event was a great success and the presentations were fantastic! Not to mention a really fun, engaging venue and some great panda viewings following lunch! If you didn’t make it on the day or if you just want to re-cap on […]

Edinburgh to click with record visitor numbers as city’s first-ever social channels launch in China

Posted on 19 December 2016

Edinburgh’s record-breaking growth in Chinese visitors looks set to continue as city businesses, brought together by Edinburgh Tourism Action Group, launch Scotland’s first-ever destination campaign on influential Chinese social media sites Weibo and WeChat, opening up promotion of Scotland’s capital to a combined social audience of over 1billion users. What are Weibo and WeChat? Weibo […]

Fiona Hutchison – Interface and how you can get involved!

Posted on 14 December 2016 by ETAG

What do the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Jupiter Artland, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scottish Ballet and Timespan in Helmsdale have in common? They have all linked up with Scottish universities to enhance their visitor experience and grow their markets. The perfect partners to blend innovative ideas, technology and expertise were brought together by Interface. […]

Marketing Opportunity – Commission a project to be undertaken by postgraduate students!

Posted on 6 September 2016

Find out more about this great opportunity to have access to a postgraduate student to help your business with a marketing project! Marketing Works is an opportunity for companies and organizations to commission a project to be undertaken by postgraduate students in the Marketing Department of Strathclyde Business School. In 2014/15 they undertook 30 Marketing Works Projects, […]