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The challenge weekend brought together over 120 tourism and technology professionals and students to analyse a range of tourism-related data, developing innovative products, services or tools that benefit the tourism industry in Edinburgh.

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"The latest international visitor figures for the 12 months to the end of June 2017 are very encouraging and should offer confidence to the industry that we can continue to perform successfully as Scotland's main economic driver. Importantly, this growth has helped to counter the decline in domestic visits and spend over the same period. The significant rise in overseas visitors from North America can be attributed to the favourable exchange rate and Scotland being perceived as a safe and welcoming destination.

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