Edinburgh International Film Festival
By Maria McQueen.
‘Maria fell in love with Edinburgh ever since her first visit to the Scottish capital, 5 years ago now. Check out http://www.housetrip.com/en/edinburgh for accommodation and http://www.edinburghrestaurants.co.uk/ for the best restaurants.’
The Edinburgh International Film Festival established in 1947, is the world’s longest continually running film festival. It takes place annually every June, but this has not always been the case. Prior to 2008, the festival was always held in August. The change of date has been a bone of contention for some, as they have viewed it as making the festival less internationally accessible. One Time Out reader said- ‘I felt that the move away from august would change the festival from a world event with many foreign visitors to a largely provincial event on a par with Cambridge-and with similar funding’.
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Published on Friday 24 February 2012 12:16 Edinburgh Evening News
A NEW tourist tax which would see businesses such as hotels and restaurants contribute to promoting the city is set to be investigated.
Council chiefs want to explore the idea of creating a “business improvement district” (BID) for the city’s tourism industry, with businesses ranging from hotels to the airport making contributions to boost the sector.
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Here’s a lovely story from an associate of ours- perhaps we should be empowering our University travel and hospitality students to ‘rescue’ Edinburgh’s destination sell and marketing which is pretty average at best for such an outstanding eclectic destination – - and in an extremely cost effective way – I remember when marketing Margate was an Apprentice (TV) challenge and the solutions the contestants came up with in a few hours would have saved days of inflated consultant’s fees —- read on Continue reading →
This is the first post to introduce the Edinburgh travel guide blog, the official Edinburgh travel blog of Edinburgh Hotels Association. The travel blog is a sister blog of Edinburgh Hotel Experts, EHA’s official Edinburgh hotel blog, do visit it too on www.edinburghhotelexperts.com – and meet our new on line travel agent Hamish.
We welcome readers, travel writers, academics, travel shoppers and visitors from the UK and overseas, perhaps we’ll introduce some translation soon for the benefit of many of our overseas guests.
We do hope you enjoy what we have to say, we expect to publish posts on a weekly basis, with all the latest travel news and discussion points for the great Scottish city of Edinburgh, Inspiring Capital as it is known. We will say it the way it is, we want to foster and provoke discussion and comment on all the key up to the minute issues about travel to and around Edinburgh, and the whole destination management organisation and ecxperience of the Scottish capital
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