Article Tag: Scottish Tourism Alliance

Trade bodies express doubt over City of Edinburgh Council’s boast that half of accommodation providers in Edinburgh support its proposed Tourism Tax

Trade bodies express doubt over City of Edinburgh Council’s boast that half of accommodation providers in Edinburgh support its proposed Tourism Tax

Thu 10th January 2019

Both the Scottish Tourism Alliance and UKHospitality have called in to question City of Edinburgh Council’s statement that its proposed £2 tourist tax (TVL) has won “overwhelming support” from accommodation providers. With the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) saying its figures were […]



The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

Thu 12th October 2017

Confident or Concerned?: That was just one of the questions that was put to 311 hospitality businesses in Scotland by Assenti Research who were commissioned by The Scottish Tourism Alliance to get a “clear insight into the factors affecting the future […]



STA Conference

STA Conference

Mon 3rd April 2017

The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) annual conference opened with Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs addressing the 350 delegate. On the day she revealed that the 12.5% cap on business rates would also extend to self-catering, […]



Updating VisitScotland

Updating VisitScotland

Sun 2nd April 2017

Lord Thurso Chairman of VisitScotland highlighted the issues facing the industry in his keynote speech at the Scottish Tourism Alliance Conference. Mairi Clark reports. VisitScotland is suffering from an ‘appalling’ legacy and has to dramatically change if it hopes to ‘navigate […]