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Virgin Trains Beats Rivals to Win Lucrative Contract on London-Edinburgh Route

Privatization of UK rail lines has played out well for companies like Virgin, but it has yet to deliver value to the people riding the trains.

UK Cities Should Coordinate Tourism Campaigns With London, Says Official

The reality of air transport does put London at the heart of many trips to the UK, but Scotland, Wales, and Northern Island should continue to push their own identity rather than depend on London's hand-me-down visitors.

Edinburgh Zoo’s Hard Panda Push May Not Drive Visits it Wants

The death of Central Park Zoo's polar bear this week speaks to the pull an animal can have on guests. But Edinburgh zoo officials should ease up of bit and let visitors fall in love with the pandas with a little less profiteering.

Corporate America Has Fallen in Love Again With European Business Travel

American companies are now traveling to Europe in numbers approaching pre-4Q 2008 levels, but the focus is more on value, emerging destinations, and the next-generation business traveler.

PICS: Edinburgh Airport rebrands to…the new purple Edinburgh Airport

Everyone wants to be the new Heathrow, with the main UK hub still embroiled in all kinds of controversies. Edinburgh's new owners are trying their best.

“Incrediburgh” tourism campaign criticized by local Scottish politicians

Between this and Suffolk’s “curious county,” UK’s tourism campaigns are coming under harsh criticism from parties too absorbed in city pride to see the value in even a silly campaign.

Crime fiction on tour: 5 cities that make killer destinations

A deep interest in the worlds brought to life in real destinations is driving a mini-boom of literature-inspired trips, none more so than in locales popularized by crime novels.