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… […]

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 […]

Scotland China Ready Conference 2019

Posted on 14 June 2019

Marking the one year anniversary of the first direct air route between Scotland and China, 150 representatives of Scotland’s tourism industry gathered in Edinburgh to hear how businesses can make the most of the huge growth in Chinese tourism. The Scotland China Ready Conference was organised by the Edinburgh Tourism Action Group (ETAG) and supported […]

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 […]

Article: Working with Chinese KOLs

Posted on 1 February 2019 by Margaret McNeil

Alice He explains how partnership & collaborative is helping to sell Edinburgh and Scotland to Chinese visitors

ETAG 2019 Conference – Facing the Future

Posted on 1 February 2019

The ETAG 2019 conference was held on 31st January 2019. You can find the presentations below – videos of all the presentations can be found on our Youtube channel. PRESENTATIONS (please click the title to view slides) Tourism – The Big Picture Bernard Donoghue, CEO, the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions Edinburgh 2030 – Starting the Conversation Nick Finnigan, Executive Manager, […]

Scottish Government Tourism Tax Consultation

Posted on 17 January 2019

The deadline for submission of evidence is 5pm on Friday 25th January 2019. The Scottish Government has completed its series of roundtable Tourism Tax Discussions and has opened up a wider consultation. Please email all comments to tourismdiscussion@gov.scot. It’s an open response rather than a questionnaire so people should read the discussion document and frame […]

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 […]

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 […]

Edinburgh Festivals 70th Legacy Tourism Innovation Fund Launches!

Posted on 12 July 2017

2017 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Edinburgh Festivals.  To help celebrate this landmark year and continue to build on Edinburgh’s firmly established position as the world’s leading Festival City, the Festivals and ETAG, with funding support from Scottish Enterprise, have come together to launch a brand new 70th Anniversary legacy fund. The aim is […]