April 30th, 2013
Scotland Tourism received a warning that they may miss out on the opportunities knocking on its door in the form of sports extravaganzas like the London Olympics, Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and the Ryder's Cup to name a few. This was conveyed by VisitScotland Chairman, Mike Cantley who cautioned
Scotland Tourism industry to not let this golden opportunity slip by. He warned that the face of Scotland Tourism could change over the next three years only if the opportunities provided by the sports and cultural events were exploited to the fullest.
Cantley's appeal went out to all the units in Scotland tourism industry, from the smallest B&B to the largest resort and hotel, to capitalise on the much awaited events, like the Disney film, Brave, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and the Ryder's Cup in 2014.
April 23rd, 2013
A grand golf vacation which includes travel in Scotland is a dream for many golf lovers. When you get down to planning such a trip, the logistics can get a bit complicated, but there are some basics that can make it easier.
The first thing to know is that you shouldn't try and see all of the country in one trip, unless its a very long trip. While Scotland may look small on the map, it's roadways are seldom straight lines, especially around the lochs and coastline. Fuel costs are more expensive than in the US, and you don't want to spend most of your vacation in a car anyway. Instead, you should build an itinerary that makes sense and keeps you out of the car. Some of the richer regions for golf are Fife and East Lothian, or you can stay in Ayrshire for a few days to play the Prestwick Golf Club, Royal Troon Golf Club and Turnberry Resort.
April 14th, 2013
Edinburgh Castle is one of the most popular Scotland tourism attractions. It is the home of the Scottish Crown Jewels and a must-see for any tourist in Scotland. One of the other famous Scotland tourism attractions is the Loch Ness; Scotland's longest lake. It is 1,000 feet deep with inky-black waters. The legend of the Loch Ness monster was born at this major Scotland tourism attraction. The Isle of Skye boasts of jagged mountain peaks, waterfalls, pinnacles, exceptional gardens and squares of farmlands. This is one Scotland tourism attraction that symbolizes the highlands. The Culzean Castle is magnificent and its grounds became one of Scotland's first country parks. This Scotland tourism attraction includes a home farm, Great Gallery, Camellia House, Chinese-decorated private rooms and a saloon with Louis XVI furniture. These are just a few amongst the varied Scottish attractions.