Articles tagged “scotland”

Trump Organization Plans $197 Million Expansion at Scotland Golf Resort

Trump Organization Plans $197 Million Expansion at Scotland Golf Resort

Rodney Jefferson, Bloomberg

Trump's recent trip to Scotland was basically a promotional tour for his golf resort, which he mentioned several times. He might as well have announced the expansion while he was there.

5 months ago

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Why a Glasgow Architecture Conference Focused on Its Legacy Impact

Why a Glasgow Architecture Conference Focused on Its Legacy Impact

Greg Oates, SkiftX

This conference planner sums it up best: “So many times an organization comes into a city, invades it for a few days, and then leaves. For us, we relied on the universities, pulling their knowledge and access to people, to create what we hope is a long-lasting conversation about the future of cities between us and the people of Glasgow.”

9 months ago

Travel Leaders Group Buys Scottish Retail Chain in Ongoing Merger Spree

Travel Leaders Group Buys Scottish Retail Chain in Ongoing Merger Spree

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Travel Leaders Group is clearly playing a scale game, and although Barrhead Travel might be an old-fashioned travel business, at least it still makes money.

11 months ago

VisitScotland’s New Meetings Campaign Promotes Silicon Over Salmon

VisitScotland’s New Meetings Campaign Promotes Silicon Over Salmon

Greg Oates, Skift

Scotland's government and convention bureau want meeting planners, especially those in the U.S., to grasp that there's cutting-edge innovation in advanced industries taking place in the UK outside London.

1 year ago

Is the Visitor Center Dead? Scotland and LA Have Opposing Answers in the Mobile Era

Is the Visitor Center Dead? Scotland and LA Have Opposing Answers in the Mobile Era

Dan Peltier, Skift

Destinations with visitor centers are adjusting their strategies to ensure their locations are being effectively utilized. The concept of a mobile or pop-up visitor center is also becoming more common, and is certainly a trend to watch in 2018.

1 year ago

Trump Resorts in Scotland See Losses More Than Double

Trump Resorts in Scotland See Losses More Than Double

Bernard Condon and Paul Kelbie , Associated Press

Donald Trump's golf resorts in Scotland didn't win many friends even before he became President, and his election — and policies — have exacerbated the properties' struggles.

1 year ago

Scotland Seeks Its Parliament’s Intervention Before Brexit Talks Proceed

Scotland Seeks Its Parliament’s Intervention Before Brexit Talks Proceed

Associated Press

Scotland voted to stick with the UK and is adamant about remaining with Europe, too.

2 years ago

Event Planners Try to Understand Mobile Devices and Security

Event Planners Try to Understand Mobile Devices and Security

Greg Oates, Skift

The meetings and event industry desperately needs to break down all of its silos so members in all of the different segments have access to a greater breadth of industry insight at a global level.

2 years ago

Britons Abroad Question Financial and Political Future After Brexit Vote

Britons Abroad Question Financial and Political Future After Brexit Vote

Barry Hatton and Diego Torres, Associated Press

From tourist to expat and then to the unknown status — the Brexit is just complicating everything now.

2 years ago

2016 Meeting Trends According to One of Europe’s Best Convention Cities

2016 Meeting Trends According to One of Europe’s Best Convention Cities

Greg Oates, Skift

Glasgow is drawing record numbers of convention attendees by continually expanding and engaging its local knowledge base to strategically add value to business events.

3 years ago

Skift Global Forum 2015: How VisitBritain Markets a Mature Brand to a New Audience

Skift Global Forum 2015: How VisitBritain Markets a Mature Brand to a New Audience

Greg Oates, Skift

VisitBritain is gung-ho on developing and curating travel content to promote lesser known destinations in England, Scotland and Wales, while at the same time expanding the travel conversation among visitors with each other.

3 years ago

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

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

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

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.

4 years ago