The Scottish Tourism Alliance Member Council is disappointed that Edinburgh City Council councillors have approved the launch of a formal public consultation on how a transient visitor levy, or 'tourist tax' would look if it were introduced in the Capital..
Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP addressed Scotland's tourism industry this morning at the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) Autumn Conference at the EICC in Edinburgh, describing Scotland's tourism industry as "one of the most important, vibrant and successful sectors of the Scottish economy".
As you'll no doubt be aware, the STA has been working tirelessly to represent the voices of our members on key issues which have the potential to affect the future growth and sustainability of our industry
The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) is disappointed that Edinburgh City Council has proceeded to launch a consultation on its plans to charge a tourist tax of £2 per room, per night, having had no formal or meaningful engagement with Scotland's tourism industry to date.
The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) on behalf of the Marine Tourism Development Group (MTDG), invites interested parties to submit a tender proposal to conduct a review of the National Marine Tourism Strategic Framework – Awakening the Giant
The industry-led Food Tourism Scotland Action Plan, launched today by the industry and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on the Isle of Arran, sets out a range of actions to maximise the potential of two of Scotland's most successful sectors - tourism and food and drink.
The announcement of the ONS Travel Trends 2017 statistics today is an enormous boost for Scotland's tourism industry. These figures reflect the significant commitment, investment and focus by VisitScotland in bringing these international markets to Scotland with their hugely successful campaigns.
The Member Council of the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) welcomes the reaffirmed Scottish Government position that it will not legislate to grant powers to local authorities to introduce a Transient Visitor Tax without the full involvement of the tourism industry and ensuring that the long term interests of the industry are fully recognised.
The member Council of the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) welcomes the reaffirmed Scottish Government position that it will not legislate to grant powers to local authorities to introduce a Transient Visitor Tax without the full involvement of the tourism industry and ensuring that the long term interests of the industry are fully recognised.
The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) has requested an urgent meeting with the Tourism Minister, Fiona Hyslop MSP to discuss the mounting concerns within Scotland's tourism industry around the current issues around planning, procurement and reliability of our ferries service.
The Tourism Strategy 2020 Annual Report 2017/18 was published today with highlights of the TS2020 related activity happening all over Scotland referenced at the Scottish Tourism Alliance Annual Signature Conference in Glasgow.
A report, commissioned by the Tourism Leadership Group, setting out economic data and trends on tourism across Scotland, including visitor numbers and expenditure, the business base and workforce, and the sector's contribution to Scotland's employment and GDP.
Marcus Hyka, a 15 year-old pupil from Glasgow's East End has officially launched the Scottish Tourism Alliance Signature Conference, stepping forward with broadcaster and journalist Stephen Jardine on stage this morning at Glasgow's SEC.