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Major genomics conference features all-female speaker lineup

A major conference in the field of genomics featured an all-female lineup of speakers for the first time in its history.

Conference organisers encouraged to ‘Make it Edinburgh’

Hotel investment from global brands is reinforcing Edinburgh’s appeal as a world-leading conference, incentive meeting and events destination.  

Edinburgh International Conference Centre releases annual results

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has reported record results for 2018, with operating profits at £1.4m (USD$1.85m) for the year to 31 December 2018. Revenue figures of £11.8m (USD$15.65m) were achieved during the financial year while economic impact reached £58.1m (USD$77.09m), with visitor numbers totalling over 300,000 to the venue over the 12-month period. Marshall Dallas (p...

Bed tax: funding stream or destination nightmare?

Phillip Cooke (pictured below left) investigates the contentious issue of bed tax, which has sprung up in many destinations around the globe. But is it a solution, or a further problem?   Many countries and cities are able to  devote large sums of money to promoting and developing their tourism industries via a system that taxes the visitor, not the host. These competing regions, most notably...

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...

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...

Festivals Edinburgh announced as ECM event sponsor

Festivals Edinburgh has been unveiled as the headline sponsor of the European Cities Marketing (ECM) Spring Meeting, which is to be held in the Scottish capital in February 2019. Edinburgh was announced as the host of the Spring Meeting in June 2018, following Marketing Edinburgh’s efforts to bring the prestigious event to the Capital. The spring event will see around 175 senior destination leader...

Creative and tech events flourishing in Edinburgh

The city of Edinburgh is celebrating a number of creative and technological wins following recent events which have concluded in the capital. The Edinburgh International Culture Summit and FinTech Fortnight have welcomed key influencers to collaborate across the city. They form part of the Make it Edinburgh marketing campaign, which is seeking to attract more creative and technology-led events to ...