A unique mix of tourism and business acumen have placed the Capital at the top of the register, says Tom Buchanan
EDINBURGH is set to get another budget hotel in the heart of the city centre - but this one is upmarket.
A MULTI-million-pound "tourist village" backed by the former owner of Jenners has got the go-ahead after councillors over-ruled planning officials.
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.
hotel occupancy rates in the Capital have bounced back to pre-recession levels, new figures have shown.
A NUMBER of high-profile events are set to attract visitors to the Capital over the next few weeks.
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.
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.
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.
THE Capital's hotels enjoyed improved visitor numbers at the start of the year.
THE National Galleries of Scotland's four sites in Edinburgh have been named as the top visitor attraction in Scotland last year.
THE boss of an adventure company based in the Capital has been chosen as one of the new Scottish tourism ambassadors.
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.
GUEST house owners across the Capital have launched a campaign aimed at fighting back against the growth of the budget hotel.
A VOLUNTARY "tourist tax" could work well in the Capital, the new tourism chief for the Lothians said today.
TOURISM chiefs are calling for VAT rate relief to help Edinburgh compete against its European rivals.
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.
Three Edinburgh businesses were celebrating after scooping top honours at last night's Scottish Thistle Awards.