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New industry campaign invites tourism businesses to consider 'The Big Five Questions'

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30 Sep 2016

​A new campaign which supports tourism businesses in delivering the sector's ambition to grow by £1bn by 2020 has launched. Continue reading

Live Policy Consultations

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08 Aug 2016

Live Policy Consultations Continue reading

Surprise Euro tourism boost for Scotland, but warning over Brexit impact

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15 Jul 2016

SCOTLAND experienced a surprise tourism boom this year with thousands more visitors flying into the country and spending more while. Continue reading

Gordon Dewar: Reducing APD is the right thing to do

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15 Jul 2016

SCOTLAND'S airports are more concerned about APD than Brexit, says Gordon Dewar. Continue reading

44 SNP MPs call on Treasury to reduce Tourism VAT

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26 May 2016

​44 SNP MPs have today written a joint letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, urging the Treasury to commission. Continue reading

Scottish Tourism Alliance response to Cabinet appointments

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19 May 2016

The Scottish Tourism Alliance would like to congratulate Fiona Hyslop on the appointment to the Cabinet as Secretary for Culture,. Continue reading

Press Release – Scotland: World Leaders in Tourist Guiding

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26 Apr 2016

Press release: issued by Scottish Tourist Guides Association Looking for a professional tourist guide who not only entertains their. Continue reading

Understanding the Digital Tourist – Put Yourself in Their Shoes (HIE Webinar)

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26 Apr 2016

Thursday 28 April 2016. 9:30am – 10:15am Sixty-five percent of all tourists under the age of 35 view their smart phone as an essential. Continue reading

World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 – Have you entered?

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22 Apr 2016

World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 at WTM London sponsored by the Belize Tourism Board, a global search for the most inspiring. Continue reading

Save 10% on youth hostel accommodation when you travel by rail

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19 Apr 2016

​ScotRail passengers can now claim 10% off their youth hostel accommodation when booking it online at ​www.syha.org.uk. In this. Continue reading

Business confidence at all time high despite challenging end to 2015

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08 Apr 2016

​The quarterly Cairngorms Business Barometer report, produced by tourism market research specialists LJ Research for the Cairngorms. Continue reading

Job Vacancy – Green Tourism Head of Marketing/Marketing Manager

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06 Apr 2016

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented, experienced marketing professional to support re positioning Green Tourism as one. Continue reading

ScotRail launch £20 fare for passengers connecting with Flybe flights within Scotland

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05 Apr 2016

ScotRail launch £20 fare for passengers connecting with Flybe flights within Scotland Continue reading

Key HMRC information for STA members

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05 Apr 2016

HMRC is running series of workshops and webinars throughout April on the following areas: Key Announcements made in the budget 2016. Continue reading

Glasgow Welcomes Press Release: High flier appointed as new Chair of Glasgow's tourism service

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05 Apr 2016

High flier appointed as new Chair of Glasgow's tourism service initiative Glasgow Airport Head of HR, Craig Martin, has been appointed. Continue reading

The Passionate Women Behind Tourism In Scotland

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17 Mar 2016

A desire to reach a senior level within the sector, the opportunity to be mentored by a colleague and a highly motivated workforce. Continue reading

Scottish Government Press Release: Conference hotspots revealed

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15 Mar 2016

Business delegates spend more than £200 million Continue reading

Scottish air passenger duty consultation launched

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15 Mar 2016

A consultation on plans to halve air passenger duty (APD) on flights from Scottish airports has been launched. Continue reading

Scottish Government Press Release: Tourism minister welcomes agreement on VAT study.

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02 Mar 2016

Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing has welcomed a step forward in assessing the impact of VAT in tourism. Continue reading