The South of Scotland Destination Alliance has announced the organisation’s first major steps to making the destination a world-class tourism region.
Marked with the upcoming opening of voco Grand Central in Glasgow and voco Edinburgh – Haymarket, the company is seeking to boost its place in the city break market.
Scottish transport secretary, Michael Matheson, has confirmed all visitors to the country will be required to stay in a designated hotel for ten days on arrival from Monday.
The site offers fast and accurate lateral flow and PCR testing and is located through the Covid-19 screening entrance to the left of the departures entrance.
Dubai has been removed from the safe travel list by the Scottish government. Authorities said the move was due to a rise in returning passengers testing positive with Covid-19.
The announcement follows discussions with business groups and sees a wide range of sectors benefiting, from taxi drivers and arts venues to travel agents and hospitality.
The Scottish Beer & Pub Association, Scottish Licensed Trade Association, UKHospitality (Scotland), Scottish Hospitality Group and Night Time Industries Association Scotland have joined forces.
The Scottish tourism industry has reacted with anger to comments from first minister Nicola Sturgeon advising against booking holidays overseas next month.
Quarantine restrictions will be imposed from tomorrow on people travelling from Greece to Scotland, the Scottish government has announced. Welsh authorities confirmed a similar move.
HP Shipping, the owner of the luxury small ship Hebridean Princess, has announced the purchase of MV Lord of the Glens. The company snapped up the ship from the Magna Carta Steamship Company for an undisclosed sum.
A TUI decision to cancel all of its chartered flights from Aberdeen for the remainder of the summer has been greeted with shock and disappointment by the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association.
The work will see 23 new luxury guestrooms added to the existing 11, plus new relaxation facilities, securing Marmalade’s reputation as one of the most luxurious properties on the Isle of Skye.