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Official launch at new hotel at Edinburgh Airport

The new Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh Airport hotel just a short distance from the terminal held a press launch last week. The hotel welcomed press, influencers, stakeholders and friends of the brand to the new six storey, 240 bedroom hotel for a ‘halfway to the Fringe’ themed celebration. With...

Mercat win responsible business award

At the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce on Thursday night, the team at Mercat Tours won the Responsible Business Award. Being a responsible business is something they take great pride in. Kat Brogan, Managing Director of Mercat Tours said : “We are delighted to have been presented with the Responsible Business Award. We always strive...

Holiday lodges in Angus available at the Meadows

PEMBERTON RIVINGTON IS LODGE OF THE MONTH AT THE MEADOWS FORFAR A stunning Pemberton Rivington residential lodge at £65,000 is the current Lodge of the Month at The Meadows in Forfar, a superb new gated development from Stewarts Leisure Parks. Complete with two bedrooms, including...

Travel – Taking the Wine Trail in New York State

Not many people readily associate New York with good wine. California has done a good job of self-promotion for their wines alongside tourism, and shown how you can combine the two. Napa Valley and small towns like Healdsburg are lovely places to visit. But on the eastern side of the American continent...

Cheap flights, cheap flights to the US

The airline with the lovely red and white planes wants to offer you a cheap flight to America. Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos said: “Since we started flying from Edinburgh in 2009, we have grown to 6 routes and have now carried over 1 million passengers - but this is only the beginning of our plans for expansion. Edinburgh will play...

Holidays to the Lake District with a bit extra

LAKE DISTRICT HOLIDAY PARK SEEKS MORE PARK OPPORTUNITIES AS BUYING FOR INVESTMENT TREND CONTINUES APACE As the trend for holiday home ownership as an investment opportunity continues, a privately owned Lake District park is predicting its best ever year, and is actively seeking to buy more parks all over the North West.

Edinburgh Castle high up the Instagram list

According to research conducted for Expedia Edinburgh Castle is one of the most Instagrammable Sights in the UK, coming in at number 7, just ahead of Glencoe. The research totted up the number of Instagram posts and unique hashtags over the year to determine the results and found that Edinburgh Castle was photographed on the social media site 294,255 times...

Three new hotels to open in Edinburgh this spring

Three new hotels will open this spring in Edinburgh, two of them off the Royal Mile on New Market Street, part of the New Waverley development, at the end of March, and the third in York Place. All three will be Premier Inns and will mean 150 new jobs from reception staff to maintenance and 10 apprenticeships. Around half of the...

Nira Caledonia – newly refurbished in the New Town

Nira Caledonia reopened on Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony, some fizz and canapés. It has been closed for a nine month refurbishment following a fire last year in Gloucester Place. The work entailed 3 km of cabling, 300 litres of paint, 2000 square metres of carpet and 1092 square metres of wallpaper. The result is a stunning boutique hotel with...

New Town hotel is taking steps to get rid of plastic

A SIMPLE product switch is set to dramatically cut plastic waste at a top Edinburgh hotel. By swapping individual L’Occitane bottles of shampoo, shower gel, conditioner and body lotion in favour of topped up large bottles, Nira Caledonia will save 400 cubic metres of plastic waste each year – enough to fill the load-space of 62 standard-size Ford Transits. It comes...

Holiday at home with a luxury lodge and golf at Taymouth

Staking its claim as one of Scotland’s most exclusive and desirable Holiday Home destinations is Taymouth Village, situated on the five star Mains of Taymouth Country Estate & Golf Course at Kenmore.  Luxury lodges, from top supplier Island Leisure, who supply properties at some of Scotland’s most exclusive parks, can currently be purchased from...

Get out of town to a lovely lodge in Angus

FURTHER SELECTION OF STUNNING PEMBERTON LODGES RELEASED FOR SALE AT THE MEADOWS, FORFAR The Meadows in Forfar has released additional luxury turnkey lodges for sale, from just £70,000 to £165,000. Top manufacturer Pemberton has supplied the fully furnished and well equipped lodges at the popular park, which is just eighteen miles from Dundee.
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