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Technology Solutions for Visitor Attractions

Posted on 23 June 2020

As part of a project initiated by DLP (Destination Leaders Programme), a small group of experienced tourism professionals have spent the last month looking at how different technologies can help visitor attractions and experiences in Scotland adapt and diversify in a post-COVID-19 world. The result of this research is an interactive toolkit, designed to give attractions […]

Preparing to re-open

Posted on 19 June 2020

Following the publication on Scottish Government guidance on re-opening (issued 18th June) VisitScotland have created a resource to help your business get ready to re-open. A new dedicated section of the VisitScotland website has the latest guidance checklists for your business specific advice for your sub-sector Check out VisitScotland to keep up-to-date on the latest […]

Article: Keeping in touch with China Market during Covid-19

Posted on 17 June 2020 by Margaret McNeil

It has never been more important for destinations and businesses to keep inspiring and to engage with followers through social media platforms during the current Covid-19 crisis. When many visitors have had to cancel their trips to Edinburgh in 2020, and the international tourism market is yet to recover due to travel restrictions, safety concerns […]

Edinburgh Tourism Resilience, Reboot & Recovery Plan

Posted on 16 June 2020

Project Updates: April 2020: 8 April – Initial Tourism Recovery Plan Presentation to SIG 16 April – Overview of Covid-19 Impacts on Tourism in Edinburgh – presentation to SIG and ETAG May 2020: 7 May 2020 – Tourism Recovery Plan update presentation to SIG June 2020: 8 June – Tourism Recovery Plan update to SIG […]

How digital technology can help you safely re-open

Posted on 11 June 2020

Both ASVA and VisitScotland recently hosted a webinars looking at how tech can help tourism businesses to re-open safely. We thought it would be helpful to pass on a summary of the key points to help you think about re-opening safely. Some key things to consider are: Implement timed booking slots to control numbers – […]

Coming out of LockDown

Posted on 31 May 2020

On 28th May, the First Minister announced the Scottish Government’s 4 Phase plan for coming out of lockdown. This “route map” sets out the decision making path that will inform the timing of each phase being activated, guided by the scientific evidence and priority of protecting the health and safety of the people of Scotland. […]

Insights & Info – Webinars

Posted on 31 May 2020

In recent weeks, there have been an increasing number of webinars taking place to provide insights & information from a wide range of partners and organisations. We’ve listed some of these below and will try to keep you updated as new ones come up. If you are running a webinar directly, or are aware of […]

Latest COVID19 Visitor Research

Posted on 20 May 2020

There is a lot of research now being made available that provides insights into what the tourism sector might look like in the months and years to come. Below we’ve provided links to some of the latest information that you might find useful. The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) have published the second wave […]

FREE staff training from home

Posted on 15 April 2020

HIT Scotland and Criton Apps have teamed up to provide free training for your staff from home Learn @ Home with HIT! They’ve pulled together a collection of self development links and activities that will help staff continue to be engaged with the industry and update their skills and knowledge while at home. The free […]

Find Business Support – help and advice

Posted on 7 April 2020

Find Business Support offers a single portal to find Coronavirus continuity advice for businesses in Scotland. Visit: https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/ In addition to advice and information about funding sources, FBS have specific advice for tourism business continuity, including a specific “tourism industry” checklist or advice from Scottish Enterprise on the steps you should take to mitigate disruption. Download the […]