Tag: Scotland

The NC 500: Scotland’s Route 66

The route helps the travellers to reach out to the far and distant places in Scotland. With the inception of the route, communities living in Scottish highland have gained economic success with travellers brooding in local inns and bars. Source: BBC

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Virgin Atlantic and Flybe extend their codeshare flights to Scotland

Travellers in India can now book flights with Virgin Atlantic to Scotland. Customers will be able to book tickets to travel from Delhi with Virgin Atlantic and connect onto Flybe flights at London Heathrow to Aberdeen or Edinburgh. Commenting on the development, Vincent Hodder, Chief Revenue Officer, Flybe, said, “Flybe is especially delighted that this […]

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Travel guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, with its Old Town and Royal Mile filled with the ghosts of medieval merchants, body snatchers, and poets. While its New Town shines with the glories of the Scottish Enlightenment. Source: Expedia

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First Global Events Summit arrives in Scotland

Following their successful visit to this year’s IMEX in Frankfurt, the 30 senior live event professionals who are attending the inaugural Global Event Summit gathered at the world-famous Gleneagles Hotel & Resort in Perthshire this week. The first ever Global Event Summit is the result of a partnership between VisitScotland, the International Special Events Society, […]

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Scotland becomes ‘India Ready’

Scotland is gearing up to be positioned as an ‘India ready’ destination after Scottish tourism businesses were trained through a series of industry-led activities by the national tourism organisation. VisitScotland representatives recently met with key tour operators, leading tourism industry figures and strategic partners at a roundtable event in Mumbai. Organised by the tourism body, […]

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Scotland to market itself as LGBT-friendly travel destination

The Equality Network, Scotland’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex equality and human rights charity has released a new report called ‘Wish you were here – The Scottish LGBT Travel Report’, which highlights the opportunities of marketing Scotland to the world as an LGBT friendly travel destination. The research behind the report was conducted in […]

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Scotland: New 30-mile route steam train to boost tourism

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond announced that train services will start from Tweedbank in the Borders to Edinburgh from September 6, 2015. Currently, work is underway on the multi-million pound project. Upon completion, a steam train will travel on the 30-mile line, through seven new stations, in order to boost tourism. Scottish Borders Council leader David […]

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Scotland witnesses 20% increase in overseas tourist spending

Statistics announced that last year Scotland’s tourism sector was boosted a promising 10% increase in the number of overseas visits and a 20% rise in spending. Overseas tourist spending rose from £1.4 billion in 2012 to almost £1.7 billion in 2013. Along with that overseas tourist arrivals also increased to reach over 2.4 million last […]

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Scotland promotes James Bond themed tourism

James Bond’s iconic Scottish connection has now become a new tourism idea to encourage tourists in visiting the nation. Sources: BBC

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2014 promises to be excellent for Scotland tourism

VisitScotland’s chief executive Malcolm Roughead has viewed that Scotland’s tourism industry is right on track to maximise the advantage of all the opportunities 2014 would bring. On 15 January, 2014, Roughead gave evidence to the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee on how plans for tourism and the major events, like the Ryder Cup, the Commonwealth […]

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