budget

Marketing Edinburgh’s chair reacts to council’s proposed budget cuts

Edinburgh city council has recently back-pedalled on some of its plans to cut budgets across the city, as it attempts to fill a £33m funding gap left by the Scottish Government. Many sectors are facing cuts in the proposed new budget, including schools, hospitality and tourism. Marketing Edinburgh, an organisation that promotes tourism to the city of Edinburgh, are among those hit hardest by the p...

Corporate travel budgets expected to rise, says new Cvent research

Seven in ten European corporate travel decision makers (CTDMs) anticipate their travel budget will increase in 2019, with 16 percent saying they expect their budget to significantly increase, according to a recent study by Cvent entitled “The European Travel Manager in 2019.” 25 percent of CTDMs said their budget would remain unchanged, while only 6 percent foresee a year-over-year decline. German...

89% cut to Edinburgh’s marketing budget poses threat to city’s tourism industry

UK tourism trade association UKInbound has joined Marketing Edinburgh’s chief executive in urging Edinburgh City Council to reconsider a proposed 89% cut to its marketing budget over two years. UKinbound has written to the authority, echoing warnings that Scotland’s capital could be left as the only major city in the developed world without a direct marketing management organisation [DMO]. The pro...

More European corporate travel buyers looking at lower budgets

Although nearly a third of European corporate travel buyers expect to have bigger corporate travel budgets in 2019, according to research by the UK Business Travel Show, the figure is down from 40% recorded last year. The poll of 134 European buyers found the number of budgets on the downturn was up from 13% last year to 15% for 2019. There is also a rise in buyers with less to spend on air travel...