Tourism Tax: A blessing or a curse

Edinburgh’s Tourism Tax Decision   Tourism taxes are not new, but are seeing growing use across the world with 16 destinations in Europe now utilising them in some form. They are seen as a tool to assist areas coping with Learn more

Airports dominate the air travel shopping spend, but there are opportunities for airlines to exploit

The global airline industry has seen a nine year run of profits according to the IATA. Unfortunately rising costs have meant that 2018 will see diminished profit growth compared to 2017. With this in mind the need for airlines to Learn more

Growth in leisure expenditure for holidays, but shrinking spend in drinking out sector

Growth in leisure expenditure for holidays, but shrinking spend in drinking out sector According to recent findings from the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourism arrivals grew by an impressive 7% in 2017, with Africa and Europe seeing the highest Learn more

Consumer Travel Insights by STR – Accommodation Booking Trends

Consumer Travel Insights by STR – Accommodation Booking Trends In this third and final report within the current Consumer Travel Insights series, we explore accommodation booking trends, and, more specifically, evaluate traveller engagement with online travel agencies (OTAs) and Airbnb. Learn more

Consumer Travel Insights by STR – Perceptions of Destinations

Consumer Travel Insights by STR – Perceptions of Destinations STR is excited to announce the publication of the second report within our Consumer Travel Insights report series. Our Consumer Travel Insights reports discuss traveller behaviour and interaction with travel brands Learn more

Infographic – Q3 2017 Consumer Travel Insights by STR

STR’s Tourism Consumer Insights team is excited to announce a new report series, coming in early 2018. For today’s traveller, the journey is shaped by an increasingly complex range of experiences – before, during and after the trip. Introducing STR’s Learn more

Continued occupancy growth for Scottish hotels with Glasgow and Edinburgh hoteliers achieving strong room rate growth

The monthly LJ Forecaster Scottish Intercity Report, from tourism market research specialists LJ Research, tracking city centre hotel performance showed another month of occupancy growth in Scotland’s major cities coupled with room rate increases in Glasgow and, in particular, Edinburgh Learn more

Busy reception desks in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh as more guests are welcomed, but mixed overall picture

The monthly LJ Forecaster Scottish Intercity Report, from tourism market research specialists LJ Research, tracking city centre hotel performance showed occupancy growth in Scotland’s major cities, although there was mixed performance overall across the cities. In Edinburgh, hoteliers sold 80.8% Learn more

Bumper month for Edinburgh hoteliers, stalling growth in Glasgow and, again, in Aberdeen

The monthly LJ Forecaster Scottish Intercity Report, from tourism market research specialists LJ Research, tracking city centre hotel performance showed exceptional trading performance in Edinburgh and challenging conditions in Glasgow and, in particular, Aberdeen for September 2016. In Scotland’s capital, Learn more

Mixed fortunes for Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen hotels in August

LJ Forecaster: Scotland hotel results for August The monthly LJ Forecaster Scottish Intercity Report, from tourism market research specialists LJ Research, tracking city centre hotel performance showed flat overall performance for hoteliers in Glasgow, strong growth in Edinburgh and a Learn more