VisitScotland to create flagship tourism centre

Published: 22 August 2018

Part of Edinburgh’s historic City Chambers is to become Scotland’s flagship tourism information centre to capitalise on the number of visitors flooding into the Royal Mile.

VisitScotland is to move its long-running visitor centre from a site off Princes Street to a state-of-the-art facility on the Royal Mile, opposite the headquarters of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The switch is expected over the next few months after the government agency struck a deal with the city council to use part of the building 
before it was put on the open market.

It pledged to spend around £10 million on a two-year programme to step up digital promotional activity and overhauls for 26 “high-impact regional hubs”. Its new visitor centre will sit on the other side of the City Chambers quadrangle from the Mary King’s Close visitor attraction, which was opened 15 years ago... 

Full story via Scotsman News


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