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Breaking News: 12.5% Rate Cap Applies to Self-Catering

Created: March 15, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Press Release, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Scotland’s Self-catering Industry Welcomes 12.5% Rate Cap Self-catering is one of Scotland’s tourism success stories and industry trade body the Association of Scotland’s Self Caterers welcomed the recent rate cap of 12.5% announced by the Scottish Government. Fiona Hyslop MSP announced today,  at the Scottish Tourism Alliance Conference,  that the rate cap will indeed apply […]

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Tips from #hellodigital17

Created: March 9, 2017
Posted in: Tourism Industry

The recent Highlands and Islands Enterprise #hellodigital17 event in Inverness was packed full of tips on digital marketing for tourism businesses.  Our Marketing Administrator came away inspired and with a notebook full of scribbles – here are some of the tips and thoughts from the experts: Digital Behaviour Scientist Dr Jillian Ney talked about attention […]

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STA Signature Conference 15th March 2017

Created: February 20, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

What does the future hold for your business? The STA Signature Conference ‘The Future Beyond 2020’ takes place on 15th March at the Crowne Plaza & Glasgow Science Centre. On Wednesday 15 March, the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) will take delegates on a journey into the future of tourism – the economic outlook, the future […]

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Brexit

Created: January 9, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Brexit is top of most news reports just now, and rightly so, because our choice to leave the European Union is both momentous in terms of impact to the UK, and unprecedented as no country has yet triggered Article 50 to leave.  The rule book has not been written. Brexit has become hotly party political, […]

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Tourist Tax, Visitor Levy or Bed Tax

Created: December 5, 2016
Posted in: Business, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Like most tourism businesses in Scotland the Association of Scotland’s Self- Caterers does not support a tourist tax, visitor levy or bed tax. Scotland is already expensive to visit. The World Economic Forum ranks the UK 140th out of 141 counties in terms of tourism price-competitiveness. Given that a tourist tax would make Scotland less […]

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Sharp rise in confidence levels across UK tourism sector

Created: November 1, 2016
Posted in: Barometer, Industry News, Tourism Industry

UKinbound reports sharp rise in confidence levels across UK tourism sector. UKinbound has released its latest business barometer results indicating that confidence levels across the UK inbound tourism spectrum are at a 12 month high. Results also show that July/August 2016 bookings and visitor numbers were up year-on-year, with the US leading as the top […]

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Rural self-catering in England contributes £3.04billion per year to the economy

Created: October 19, 2016
Posted in: Business, Industry News, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

A recent English Association of Self Catering Operators (EASCO) report shows that rural self-catering in England adds £3.04billion to the economy each year from accommodation spend alone.  The report was compiled at the University of Greenwich using SuperControl data and underlines the importance of the holiday rental sector to the English and wider UK economies. http://www.supercontrol.co.uk/resources/rural-self-catering-in-england-contributes-more-than-3bn-pa-to-the-economy […]

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Winners of the EHHA Awards!

Created: October 8, 2016
Posted in: Awards, Marketing, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

The winners of the second European Holiday Home Awards were revealed at a reception hosted by the European Holiday Home Association in Brussels on 27 September 2016.  This year’s awards attracted almost 300 entries from 23 different countries.  Our CEO accepted 2 awards out of 8 categories on behalf of: Best Accessible Holiday Home: Craigengar Lodge […]

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Support the Future of Self-Catering in Scotland (and Win £200 of John Lewis vouchers in the Process!)

Created: September 21, 2016
Posted in: Incentives, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) has commissioned Frontline Consultants to carry out a major study to measure the Economic Impact of the Self-Catering sector in Scotland. Self-catering is one of the largest sectors in the Scottish Tourism industry, and evidence from the Great Britain Tourism Survey suggests that 9.9% of visits to Scotland stayed […]

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Paws for a Break Pets Welcome Charter

Created: September 2, 2016
Posted in: Marketing, Paws for a Break, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Visit Scotland

VisitScotland’s research has shown that the pets market is large: 46% of all UK households have one pet or more and 24% of all households have a dog.  Almost a third (30%) of holidaymakers plan their entire holiday around how suitable the destination is for their pet and 72% of dog owners claim they would […]

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