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Press Release: New research reveals self-catering holidaymakers spend £723m in Scotland each year

Created: June 21, 2017
Posted in: Press Release, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

New research into the economic impact of the self-catering sector has, for the first time, revealed that those residing in short term lettings spend more than £723m in Scotland each year. The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) commissioned Frontline Consultants to conduct an independent, evidence-based report to evaluate the extent of the self-catering industry’s overall […]

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STA launches key research project: Tourism & Hospitality – The Growing Cost of Doing Business

Created: June 14, 2017
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) is conducting a piece of research to gain a clearer insight into the impact of the rising costs within Scotland’s tourism sector. There is no assurance that the Business rate relief cap will be extended for a further year from April 18, in the event that the Barclay Review has […]

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Consultation on the draft Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland) Regulations 2017

Created: June 8, 2017
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Scottish Ministers are seeking comments on proposals to transpose, for private water supplies, Amending Directive (EU) 2015/1787 which makes some changes to Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption (“the Drinking Water Directive”). These changes need to be transposed by 27 October 2017. The Scottish Ministers propose to make the Water […]

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Submission to the Barclay Review

Created: May 20, 2017
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers, alongside a number of key industry stakeholders, has responded to the call for evidence from the Barclay Review of Business Rates. The Barclay Review was established by the Scottish Government in order to make recommendations to enhance and reform the business rate system in Scotland. The ASSC, British Hospitality Association, Scottish […]

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Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy

Created: May 6, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Call for Evidence The Collaborative, or sharing, economy consists of giving, swapping, borrowing, trading, renting, and sharing products and services for a fee, between an individual who has something and an individual who needs something, via an online marketplace. In the case of self-catering / short-term letting it relates to Airbnb, HomeAway, Houseswap etc. Following the massive growth […]

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Scottish self-catering worth £723.3 million per annum!

Created: April 21, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Press Release, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers is delighted to publish a major study, which measures the Economic Impact of the Self-Catering sector in Scotland. The evaluation, carried out by Frontline Consultants, reveals the economic impact of all visits made to self-catering providers in Scotland, and provides an area by area breakdown of this expenditure. It: assesses expenditure by […]

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Scotland Strong for Easter

Created: April 8, 2017
Posted in: Partners for Business, Press Release, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Trade Suppliers, Uncategorized

Our Partner for Business, Scottish Cottages has revealed that Scotland is its best performing destination in the UK for the popular Easter holiday period, reporting a booking increase of almost 20 per cent year on year. Unveiling the figures, Scottish Holidays also shared the Scottish regions set to receive an influx of visitors this Easter, with some […]

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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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