VisitEngland and VisitScotland are launching a website for tourism businesses to produce accessibility guides. The guides are a new way for tourism operators to increase business, by providing potential visitors with important accessibility information in a user-friendly format.
Edinburgh Airport has welcomed the first Wow Air flight from Iceland. Travellers arriving from the Nordic nation, as well as North America were greeted at the arrival gate by a bagpipe player, providing an authentic Scottish musical welcome. Flights will depart Edinburgh Airport for the airline’s hub in Reykjavik twice-weekly between July and October on Sundays and Wednesdays, with a total flight time of two hours 30 minutes.
Delta Air Lines will launch its new non-stop flight between Edinburgh and New York’s John F. Kennedy airports today, offering more onward connections and on-board amenities than any other airline serving this route. The new service extends Delta’s UK network into Scotland and will operate year-round, offering customers a choice of 60 onward connections throughout the US including popular destination such as Los Angeles, Orlando and San Francisco.
A set of ‘tips’ to help monster hunters track down Loch Ness’ most famous resident, the Loch Ness Monster, is at the heart of a new campaign to inspire international visitors to book a trip to Inverness and Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands outside the busy summer months. The Inverness Loch Ness digital marketing campaign, run by national tourism agency VisitBritain, kicks off this week across three markets - the Netherlands, France and the US.
Tennis star Andy Murray is to marry Kim Sears in a special ceremony at his home town of Dunblane in Scotland today. VisitScotland has hailed the annual impact of the £80 million wedding tourism industry on the Scottish economy.
UKinbound is pleased to announce its support of VisitScotland expo 2015, the leading event in Scotland’s travel trade calendar, being held in Aberdeen this year, after it was identified that more than a quarter of the trade association’s membership based outside Scotland rely heavily on inbound tourism to the country.
The five wealthiest nations in the Commonwealth, outside of the UK, are worth an average of £218m to Scottish tourism every year, according to recent figures. VisitScotland has revealed it hopes to see this total rise significantly, with the major events of 2014 including the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup and Homecoming celebrations, acting as a springboard for economic growth within the sector in future years.
Young people today unveiled the bold vision behind Glasgow’s bid to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, launching the ‘Be a Champion in Your Life’ campaign with a spectacular show.
VisitScotland has today launched its biggest ever global marketing campaign, working alongside Disney•Pixar and their much-anticipated epic action adventure “Brave” to reach millions of potential visitors across the world.