Scotland Tourism News

Delta to connect Glasgow-New York this summer

Delta to connect Glasgow-New York this summer

Delta has launched its new non-stop service from Glasgow to New York-JFK, offering greater travel choice between Scotland and the US. Operated daily throughout the summer, the airline’s first-ever Glasgow route will provide convenient connections to more than 60 destinations throughout the US and beyond via Delta’s New York hub.

Courtyard by Marriott opens in Edinburgh

Courtyard by Marriott opens in Edinburgh

7 January 2017 Hotel News

Marriott International is adding the Courtyard Edinburgh to its portfolio in Scotland. The city centre hotel is set within a historic Georgian terrace located in the heart of Edinburgh’s new shopping and entertainment hub at the east end of Princes Street.

Scottish government confirms plans to cut APD by half

Scottish government confirms plans to cut APD by half

15 December 2016 Airline News

The Scottish government has confirmed plans to halve Air Passenger Duty by the end of the current Scottish Parliament in 2021. Willie Walsh, IAG chief executive, welcomed the move. He said: “This is a major step towards the complete abolition of this stealth tax that hinders economic growth, tourism and jobs.”

Breaking Travel News investigates: Caledonian Sleeper

Breaking Travel News investigates: Caledonian Sleeper

28 October 2016 Focus

The Caledonian Sleeper, operating between London and Scotland six nights each week, sees guests arrive at the heart of their destination refreshed and ready to go. Here Breaking Travel News editor takes the trip from London Euston to Inverness ahead of a weekend at Loch Ness.

Scottish government offers support to Heathrow expansion

Scottish government offers support to Heathrow expansion

10 October 2016 Airline News

Minister in the Scottish government have offered their support to the plan to add a third runway at Heathrow Airport, pointing to significant strategic and economic benefits for Scotland. The UK government at Westminster has repeatedly delayed a decision on the expansion, with a second runway at Gatwick Airport also under consideration.

Delta Air Lines further expands Scotland flights with Glasgow departure

Delta Air Lines further expands Scotland flights with Glasgow departure

13 June 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Two weeks after Delta Air Lines started service between Edinburgh and New York-JFK, the US airline has announced it will double its Scottish network in summer 2017 when it begins flying between Glasgow and the Big Apple. The service, which will begin on May 26th, 2017, will be the only non-stop fight between Glasgow and New York-JFK and will operate daily throughout the summer.

Air Transat launches new services to Montreal

Air Transat launches new services to Montreal

Air Transat has launched Scotland’s newest route, with a service from Glasgow Airport to Montreal Pierre Trudeau Airport. The new weekly flight, which runs until October, connects the province of Quebec to Scotland for the first time. Montreal is Canada’s second largest city with a population of just over 3.5 million people.

Loch Lomond waterbus service extended to new locations

Loch Lomond waterbus service extended to new locations

The popular Loch Lomond waterbus service has been extended to take in additional locations around the world-famous loch, meaning visitors now have even more choice when exploring the area. Due to popular demand, the waterbus will now operate a new service between Loch Lomond Shores in Balloch to Inchmurrin and Inchcailloch, giving people the opportunity to explore two of Loch Lomond’s most popular islands.