Edinburgh's tourism sector
Edinburgh City Region is a major tourism
centre in the UK and gateway to the
rest of Scotland. Around 4 million visitors a year inject £2
billion into the local economy.
It is the UK's favourite domestic holiday alternative to London
and has an award-winning reputation as one of the most attractive
destinations in the world, with an ideal mix of shopping, culture,
music, heritage and leisure facilities.
Ten of the 20 most attended paid visitor
attractions and eight of the 20 most
attended free visitor attractions in Scotland are located in
Edinburgh City Region.
The area is also home to two of Scotland’s five UNESCO World
Heritage Sites - the Frontiers of the Roman
Empire and the Old
and New Towns of Edinburgh.
companies by turnover trading primarily in the Edinburgh City
Region include MacDonald Hotels, City Inn, Apex Hotels and
Starman Piccadilly and Travelodge Hotels.
Edinburgh tourism business case study - Skyscanner
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