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Royal Yacht Britannia celebrates successful 2017

Royal Yacht Britannia celebrates successful 2017

5 January 2018 Videos

As the Royal Yacht Britannia, in Edinburgh, prepares to mark 20 years since opening its doors to the public in 1998, the team is also celebrating a remarkable achievement, ending 2017 with a phenomenal 390,482 visitors.

Line up unveiled for Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival

Line up unveiled for Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival

20 December 2017 Travel Events News Spa News

The final line up has been announced for Edinburgh’s first ever wellbeing festival. The event will bring together some of the biggest names in health and fitness in the capital, from Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge and Shona Vertue to global influencers Chloe Madeley and Jasmine Hemsley of Hemsley + Hemsley fame.

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.