Entry deadline extended for the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards

Organisers of the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards (ACSTA) have extended the deadline for entries. Individuals and operators who want to be part of the north east’s tourism Oscars now have until Tuesday, September 23 2014 to get their nominations submitted to the awards web site.


Toolkit helps tourism businesses harness £14 billion food and drink industry 


With the start of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight this weekend (6 September), VisitScotland has unveiled a bespoke free toolkit to provide Scotland’s tourism businesses with the ingredients needed to attract visitors during the Year of Food and Drink in 2015.



Still time to enter Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards

The competition is heating up as entries start to roll in for an awards scheme which will celebrate the region’s top tourism providers. Dozens of businesses and individuals have already entered the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards (ACSTA), however there is still time for tourism providers to apply.



Commonwealth Water Polo Championships helps boost attendances at Homecoming events


The Commonwealth Water Polo Championships in Aberdeen was among events which helped attract hundreds of thousands of people from the UK and overseas to Scotland’s second year of Homecoming - with record-breaking attendances recorded for many of the events within the first six months of 2014.



Tourism chiefs lead the way in improving visitor experience in Aberdeen City and Shire

Industry leaders in the north-east of Scotland are taking the lead in making the region one of the most welcoming visitor destinations in Scotland.

Fiddlers at Fyvie for Festival

Fiddle music will be celebrated by a number of musicians- including Royal Deeside fiddle maestro Paul Anderson- at The Fiddlers Feast, part of the Homecoming Fyvie Festival 2014.

Aberdeen Hotel Worker named top  UK bed-maker

If bed-making was a sport in this year’s Commonwealth Games, Aberdeen’s Megan Hutton would be a gold medal winner. 

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