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Scottish Government Tourist Tax Discussion

Created: November 23, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

Scottish Government is facilitating a national discussion on the issue of tourism tax, to allow all relevant and interested parties to share their views and evidence for and against. We are urging members to participate, please link to the discussion HERE For further information and for ASSC’s position on a tourism tax please see our […]

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ASSC Wins Scottish Thistle Regional Final Award

Created: November 16, 2018
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Working Together for Tourism ASSC is delighted to have won the ‘Working Together for Tourism’ Award at the Scottish Thistle Regional Finals for Central, Fife and Tayside. The award was for the EmbraceScotland ‘Paws for a Break’ Campaign.  EmbraceScotland is the ASSC Members ‘Commission-Free’ Accommodation website. Congratulations to all the other winners at the ceremony […]

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Fiona Campbell: Short-term rentals are vital to Edinburgh’s success as a city

Created: November 6, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

The following story is featured in Edinburgh Evening News: Celebrated crime writer Val McDermid recently criticised what she sees as the impact that “over tourism” has on life in Edinburgh. In particular, she attacked the impact she believes that short-term rentals, and the platforms and routes to market that they use, have on the city. […]

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A Message from the ASSC Chairman: CrowdJustice Appeal to Stop the Threat Facing Short-Term Rental

Created: August 30, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Regulations, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

CrowdJustice Appeal – Stop the threat facing Short-Term Rental : https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/shorttermrentalthreat2/ “We at the ASSC have been alerted to an increasing number of operators being served with enforcement notices to cease trading in their short-term rental properties. “The decision to support Nicola’s case has not been taken lightly and is one that we believe will determine […]

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BBC World Service: Tourism Tax in Edinburgh

Created: August 29, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Regulations, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

ASSC’s CEO Fiona Campbell, Interviewed Live on BBC  Radio World Service on 28th August.   Discussions covered Tourism Tax, the Short Term Rental Sector and the collaborative economy in Edinburgh Listen Here:

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ASSC Issue Press Release – CrowdJustice Campaign Stop the Threat Facing Short-Term Rental – Phase 3

Created: August 20, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

Following the huge success and support for this campaign so far, we are delighted to be supporting the next phase, to take the case onto court proceedings. Please see the Press Release and link to the CrowdJustice Page Here: ASSC Press release 20.08.18 Crowd Justice: Stop the Threat Facing Short-Term Rental – Phase 3

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ASSC 40th Anniversary Blog – An Interview with ASSC Member, Samantha Mossman

Created: August 9, 2018
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An Interview with Samantha Mossman, West Coast Cottages, Argyll   Sam, When did you start working in the tourism business and how did you get involved? I have an extensive background in the hospitality industry, my parents ran pubs and I ‘did my time’ in a big chain hotel. I love great customer service so […]

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ASSC submits evidence to the Energy Efficiency Consultation

Created: July 27, 2018
Posted in: Uncategorized

The ASSC welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation,  ‘Making our homes and buildings warmer, greener and more efficient consultation’. The full response can be downloaded here: Read More.

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Radio Scotland Property Surgery: Holiday Lets

Created: July 18, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Uncategorized

ASSC’s CEO Fiona Campbell, Interviewed Live on BBC  Radio Scotland’s The Property Surgery on 17th July.   Discussions covered Holiday Lets and the Self Catering Industry. The discussion kicks off at 1hr 32. The next part of the discussion is 1hr 57 minutes in, and then 2 hrs 13m (CEO Interview) Listen Here: The Kaye Adams […]

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European Vacation Rental Survey 2018

Created: July 18, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

The ASSC is partnering with the European, French, Italian and Spanish vacation rental associations, the Vacation Rental World Summit, the German Tourism Board and Transparent to promote the European Vacation Rental Survey 2018. The goal of the Survey is to analyze the state of the Vacation Rental industry in Europe from the point of view of Owners […]

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