Edinburgh tourism

Edinburgh tourism

Castle sets new record by drawing 203,000 visitors in a month

The top tourist attraction in Scotland has set a new record by pulling more than 200,000 visitors last month.

Romantic tour for 'One Day' fans

IT HAS sold more than a million copies and is widely expected to become a box-office hit when it comes to cinemas later this month.

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Tom Buchanan: It's no surprise that hotel operators are checking in

A unique mix of tourism and business acumen have placed the Capital at the top of the register, says Tom Buchanan

Budget hotel set to bring a touch of class to Princes St

EDINBURGH is set to get another budget hotel in the heart of the city centre - but this one is upmarket.

Planners ignore advice to green light tourist village

A MULTI-million-pound "tourist village" backed by the former owner of Jenners has got the go-ahead after councillors over-ruled planning officials.

Coming soon: £3,000-a-night New York chic at Caledonian Hotel

THE grand old lady of Princes Street is to be given a multi- million pound makeover to propel her into the ranks of the world's most luxurious hotels.

Welcome break for hotels as occupancy rates recover

hotel occupancy rates in the Capital have bounced back to pre-recession levels, new figures have shown.

Visitors set to flock for city festivals

A NUMBER of high-profile events are set to attract visitors to the Capital over the next few weeks.

Analysis: Castle-loving Americans are not the only tourists

If you were to look at guidebooks on Scotland two decades ago, you would have found that they focused on the heritage of Scotland, playing to the romanticism of the castles, the Highlands and its history.

Farewell deep-fried Mars Bar - hello Cool Caledonia: Lonely Planet on Scotland

SCOTLAND finally appears to have shed its global image as an industrial powerhouse that can also boast a unique heritage of castles, tartan and heather while still being the home of the deep-fried Mars Bar.

Tourism leaders order early start to Sunday drinks

Scotland's national tourism agency has called for Edinburgh pubs to be allowed to open before lunchtime on Sundays in order to boost the Capital's economy.

Hotels see rise in visitor numbers

THE Capital's hotels enjoyed improved visitor numbers at the start of the year.

East beats West for top attractions as Kelvingrove visitors slump 22%

THE National Galleries of Scotland's four sites in Edinburgh have been named as the top visitor attraction in Scotland last year.

Tourism role is next adventure for Stevie

THE boss of an adventure company based in the Capital has been chosen as one of the new Scottish tourism ambassadors.

Hotels feel under the weather as guests stay away

HOTELS in the Capital have been warned they face a tough year ahead after figures showed poor weather had led to a 12.5 per cent drop in the number of guests during December.

Struggling city guest houses in hotel fight

GUEST house owners across the Capital have launched a campaign aimed at fighting back against the growth of the budget hotel.

VisitScotland boss backs 'tourist tax'

A VOLUNTARY "tourist tax" could work well in the Capital, the new tourism chief for the Lothians said today.

Tourism chiefs call for VAT rethink to stay competitive

TOURISM chiefs are calling for VAT rate relief to help Edinburgh compete against its European rivals.

Overseas visitors to help Scotland bounce back from downturn

THE figurehead of Scotland's tourism industry claims the country is one of the best placed in the world to fight back from the economic downturn - as predictions emerged of a boom in international visitors in 2011.

Lothian tourist firms attract award success

Three Edinburgh businesses were celebrating after scooping top honours at last night's Scottish Thistle Awards.

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