VisitScotland: Scotland’s first-ever business events campaign celebrated its successful first anniversary

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s first-ever business events campaign has brought in almost £10 million worth of inquiries in its first year alone, VisitScotland can reveal. Scotland. Where Ideas Become Legend, launched in November 2017, and is an industry-first, bringing together all of Scotland’s convention bureaux as well as major conference… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces Hyatt Regency Edinburgh Marina, its first Hyatt-branded property in Scotland

Hyatt Regency Edinburgh Marina will mark the brand’s entry into Scotland ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt announced today (November 29, 2018)  that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement for the first Hyatt-branded property in Scotland and the third Hyatt Regency hotel in the United Kingdom. With 187 guestrooms and 98 apartments,… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Scotland will be hosting A whole host of events to celebrate St Andrew’s Day

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — If Hogmanay shows the world anything, it is that the Scots know how to throw a party. November 30th, St Andrew’s Day, is a day when Scots come together to celebrate the patron saint and what it means to be Scottish. A whole host of events take… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet lists Scotland’s Highlands and Islands amongst top 10 ‘Best in Travel’ destinations for 2019

EDINBURGH, 2018-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s Highlands and Islands* have earned their place as one of the top must-see destinations in the world in 2019. Travel authority, Lonely Planet, has today (23 October) revealed that the regions have been listed amongst its top 10 ‘Best in Travel’ destinations for 2019 – the only… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Fintech Fortnight to showcase Scotland’s fintech sector to the world, 17 to 28 September, 2018

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s first Fintech Fortnight celebrating the growing and lucrative fintech sector will begin today (Monday, 17 September), in conjunction with FinTech Scotland and VisitScotland Business Events. Fintech Scotland Fortnight 2018 will run from 17 to 28 September and feature 23 events across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Falkirk and… Read the full press release

VisitScotland awards Hostelling Scotland’s Glen Nevis Youth Hostel its top Quality Assurance accolade

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A youth hostel situated at the foot of the UK’s highest mountain which has welcomed more than 1.3 million guests in its lifetime is celebrating after being given Five-Star status by the national tourism organisation. VisitScotland awarded Hostelling Scotland’s Glen Nevis Youth Hostel its top Quality Assurance… Read the full press release

Stagecoach East Scotland driver Ian Field named UK Bus Driver of the Year

Stagecoach East Scotland driver wins Best Bus Driver of the Year Award Stagecoach West driver takes second place Five Stagecoach drivers finish in the top 10 26 Stagecoach staff compete in national finals Perth, Scotland, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach East Scotland driver Ian Field, 39, who works at St Andrews garage was one… Read the full press release

VisitScotland’s Scotland: Life campaign features Canadian influencer Chris Hau

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A Canadian influencer, with a collective social media following of over 514,000, has been on an adventure around the West of Scotland as part of an exciting project with VisitScotland. Chris Hau, a photographer, filmmaker and wakesurfer from Toronto, caught some waves off the coast of Tiree,… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Britain’s preeminent painter L.S. Lowry on display at Duff House until 13 May 2019

A masterpiece by much-loved English painter L.S. Lowry has gone on display at Duff House. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — ‘Canal and Factories’ captures the mills, factories and smoking chimneys of the industrial towns of Runcorn and Widnes on the river Mersey, and features Lowry’s famous ‘matchstick men’. Painted in 1955, the scene… Read the full press release

New digital campaign by VisitScotland highlights the valuable role of young people in the country’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As thousands of graduates and school leavers across Scotland consider their next career move, a new digital campaign by VisitScotland is highlighting the valuable role of young people in the country’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector. Future Focus, inspired by Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, explores… Read the full press release

ScotRail, Stagecoach and Transport Scotland partner to introduce smart, multi-modal travel in nine locations across Scotland

PlusBus day, weekly, monthly and 3 monthly tickets can now be stored on ScotRail Smartcards and StagecoachSmart cards. Perth, Scotland, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Bus and rail operators have worked together to deliver smart, integrated travel in nine Scottish locations through the multi-modal PlusBus scheme. Train operator ScotRail has worked with bus company… Read the full press release

Ashfield House B&B awarded a Four Star Gold award by VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A 19th Century house in the heart of Loch Lomond has been awarded a Four Star Gold award by VisitScotland. Ashfield House B&B, situated in the Arrochar Alps on the shores of Loch Long in the village of Arrochar, was upgraded from Four Stars by the national tourism… Read the full press release

The Townhouse achieves VisitScotland’s five star gold grading for accommodation

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A bed & breakfast in Perth has achieved VisitScotland’s highest quality award for accommodation. The Townhouse, which is co-owned by Laurent Moller and David Henderson, has secured a five star gold grading from the national tourism organisation. VisitScotland’s five star gold Quality Assurance Award recognises serviced accommodation… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: new film launches to inspire families and young people to explore Midlothian and the Scottish Borders

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — A new film with a retro video-game twist will inspire families and young people to explore Midlothian and the Scottish Borders, according to VisitScotland. Game On! Midlothian and the Scottish Borders, a collaborative content project between the two regions, takes visitors on a journey through some of… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Hamilton Park Racecourse becomes one of only three Five Star racecourses in Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — An historic sporting venue has become one of only three Five Star racecourses in Scotland following a grading from VisitScotland. Hamilton Park Racecourse, located on Bothwell Road in the South Lanarkshire town, was upgraded from Four Stars by the national tourism organisation’s Quality Assurance (QA) Scheme in… Read the full press release

Scotland to play host to the next TEDSummit, from 21 to 25 July 2019

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland has fought off stiff competition from around the globe to play host to the next TEDSummit. The prestigious summit, part of the TED network, which has previously been held in Canada will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre from 21 to 25 July 2019,… Read the full press release

IHG® announces the opening of Hotel Indigo® Dundee, Scotland

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has opened Hotel Indigo® Dundee, in one of Europe’s rising design destinations – Dundee, Scotland. Once famous for its textiles, the city’s industrial spaces are now filled with artists and collectives, including a thriving gaming community who… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches the first and only A350 service to Scotland

The award-winning airline will offer 406 additional seats per week to passengers travelling between Doha and Edinburgh Daily Edinburgh service will continue providing people of Scotland one seamless international connection to gateways around the world Commitment to United Kingdom continues following recent launch of two new routes to  London Gatwick and Cardiff DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jul-09… Read the full press release

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries awarded VisitScotland’s five-star status

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A spectacular museum and gallery in the heart of Dunfermline’s Heritage Quarter has become the Fife town’s first five-star attraction. Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, which officially opened last year, has achieved VisitScotland’s top quality award. Following a Quality Assurance visit by the national tourism organisation, the… Read the full press release

New Portal AR app invites the world to step into Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2018-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A ground breaking new app that invites the world to step into Scotland has been created in close collaboration with Google as part of the Scotland Is Now global campaign. The innovative technology was led by VisitScotland, in partnership with Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Universities Scotland…. Read the full press release

Youth Beatz Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary and will be a key event in Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Youth Beatz Festival aims to start the summer holidays on a high with the announcement of the full line up of acts featuring at this year’s festival! Celebrating its 10th anniversary and will be a key event in Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, the festival has just… Read the full press release

VisitScotland gave St Andrews Ghost Tours its highest Quality Assurance (QA) accolade

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A Fife ghost tour which gives customers educational and historical – as well as paranormal – information has received its Quality Assurance 5* Tour award from VisitScotland. The national tourism organisation gave St Andrews Ghost Tours its highest Quality Assurance (QA) accolade following its latest grading visit…. Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Scotland named Most Welcoming Country and Favourite Destination of 2017

VisitScotland: Scotland named Most Welcoming Country and Favourite Destination of 2017   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Commenting on the results of the Rough Guides Reader Awards 2017, where Scotland was named Most Welcoming Country and Favourite Destination of 2017, Malcolm Roughead, VisitScotland Chief Executive, said: “It’s fantastic to see that Scotland’s charm has cast its… Read the full press release

Stagecoach adds Apple Pay and Android Pay to its Bus smartphone app

Additional payment methods delivering more choice and easier travel for customers Millions also already benefitting from contactless bus travel as part of UK roll-out Scotland, UK, 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach is delivering even more convenient bus travel for passengers across the country with the addition of Apple Pay and Android Pay through the… Read the full press release

Destress and Hideaway in Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — As one of the quietest destinations in Europe, Scotland is the perfect place to enjoy some peace and calm. In fact, the recent Scotland Visitor Survey, commissioned by VisitScotland, revealed that almost a quarter of visitors’ holiday in Scotland to ‘get away from it all.’ A growing… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches Glasgow Prestwick, Scotland route to Rzeszow, Poland as part of its winter 2017 schedule

Ryanair launches Glasgow Prestwick, Scotland route to Rzeszow, Poland as part of its winter 2017 schedule   Dublin, Ireland, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (5 Apr) launched a new Glasgow Prestwick route to Rzeszow as part of its winter 2017 schedule, with a twice weekly service starting in… Read the full press release

Scotland’s six UNESCO World Heritage Sites to be featured in six different events on World Heritage Day

Scotland, 2017-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time ever, Scotland’s six UNESCO World Heritage Sites will feature in six different events on World Heritage Day (18 April) as part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017. At Scotland in Six, Picts will race Romans at the Antonine Wall, knitters will descend… Read the full press release

Glasgow and Scotland to host The Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science (ECSS) for the First Time

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) has chosen Glasgow as the location of its first conference to be held in Scotland. The event, which will be held at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) from July 7-10 2021, is expected to attract 3,000… Read the full press release

Scotland’s New Themed Years Provide Strong Collaborative Platform Across Tourism Industry

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, has welcomed the announcement by Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop today (Wednesday 15 March) that Scotland’s programme of Themed Years is to continue beyond 2018, as part of her address to the tourism industry during Scottish… Read the full press release

Flybe brings back weekly service between Cardiff and Dusseldorf from 1st April 2017

Leading regional airline expands 2017 Summer schedule from Cardiff Airport with weekly flights to new German base EXETER, United Kingdom, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has announced the return of its weekly Saturday service between Cardiff and Dusseldorf starting on 1st April 2017. Flights are available to book now at… Read the full press release