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.
Businesses and tourism industry leaders joined teachers and pupils from schools all over Scotland to share their knowledge, experience and insights into the latest tourism trends and employment possibilities at the first Travel and Tourism Schools Conference in Glasgow yesterday.
If you're not already flying high with our 200 earlybirds who got up to 26% off the price of their STA Conference tickets before the offer ended on 15 December then worry not, as we have an awesome BIG prize up for grabs for all who have not yet booked but do so by the 4 February!
The STA, along with the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) and the British Hospitality Association (BHA) campaigned heavily for a review of the business rates revaluation methodology as it applies to hospitality and licensed business and have had regular dialogue with Scottish Government to convey our concerns about the existing approach to the valuation of hospitality and licensed businesses.