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​Scottish Government request to all hotel and accommodation providers
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The Scottish Tourism Alliance received a letter from Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs on 26 July in relation to the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, seeking assurance about the cladding material which has been…
VisitBritain consultation - Have your say on the tourism sector deal
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VisitBritain would encourage you to respond to the tourism sector deal bid consultation – they are particularly keen to hear from SMEs who are the bedrock of the industry and from businesses right across the UK
Scottish Tourism Alliance responds to publication of Q1 tourism figures
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The latest visitor figures for Q1 (Jan – Marc 17) are hugely encouraging and this should offer a welcome boost to the industry that we can continue to perform successfully as Scotland's main economic driver during these periods of political and…
Tourism & Hospitality: The Growing Cost of Doing Business' (your input is needed)
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​At the STA Conference in March, we announced that that the STA would be conducting a piece of research to gain a clearer insight into the impact of the rising costs within Scotland's tourism sector.
National Park reflects on first four months of camping byelaws
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The Park Authority has welcomed the positive response from campers so far and is taking proactive steps to address any teething issues and negative feedback.
​VisitScotland Chief Executive hails latest visitor numbers
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VisitScotland Chief Executive, Malcolm Roughead, responds to the release of the quarterly (Q4 2016) International Passenger Survey (IPS) tourism statistics by the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS).
STA Board - Vacancies
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Closing Friday 16th June 2017. Tourism is acknowledged by the Scottish Government as being "Scotland's most important industry".
Ferry tasty – CalMac's onboard cafeterias add new items to their menus for 2017
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​It's enough to get the taste buds a-tingling, as CalMac introduces the likes of cullen skink pie, smoked salmon bagels and vegetarian haggis nachos to its ever popular menu.
Women Returners Programme Funding Announcement and Call for Applications
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Evidence suggests that many women struggle to return to work due to factors such as a lack of access to flexible working to support care commitments. Their time away from the workplace often leads to them experience a loss of confidence and relevant…
​Investing in Scotland's tourism sector - Marriott International plans seven new Scottish hotels
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FM welcomes announcement that Marriott International plans to open seven new hotels in Scotland.