Scotland Tourism News

Courtyard by Marriott opens in Edinburgh

Courtyard by Marriott opens in Edinburgh

7th Jan 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

15th Dec 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

28th Oct 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

10th Oct 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

13th Jun 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

2nd Jun 2016 Airline News Tourism News

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

1st Jun 2016 Cruise News Tourism News

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.

Finnair to launch new Edinburgh-Helsinki route in 2016

Finnair to launch new Edinburgh-Helsinki route in 2016

26th Aug 2015 Airline News Tourism News

Finnair is set to launch a seasonal service from Edinburgh to Helsinki in 2016, offering travellers faster connections to Finnair’s network of Asian destinations. The service begins on April 18th 2016 and will operate to October 27th 2016. Edinburgh will be served by three flights a week operated by a Finnair Airbus A319.

Golf drives Scottish tourism to ever greater heights

Golf drives Scottish tourism to ever greater heights

The monthly LJ Forecaster Scottish Intercity Report has revealed a positive performance in Edinburgh, an expected decline in Glasgow – one year on from the Commonwealth Games – and sustained losses in Aberdeen. As the summer festival season began to take hold, Edinburgh hoteliers achieved the highest room occupancy with a staggering 91.6 per cent of hotel rooms sold in July 2015.