Louise Andrew at EICC
We are very lucky that our friends in Edinburgh are just as enthusiastic as we are when it comes to showcasing our city. So pulling together a familiarisation trip programme for event agency clients, including some new contacts made at last month’s Meetings Show, was a straightforward task. Even when timing dictates that we are hosting our guests during the final week of the Edinburgh International Festival and the world famous Festival Fringe.
With a few calls we had arranged a right royal, two-day, whistle-stop tour. First up, a private viewing of The Scottish Crown Jewels in Edinburgh Castle followed by a guided tour of The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Her Majesty The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Breakfast on The Royal Yacht Britannia also made it onto the itinerary. The weekend reaches a climax with a privileged view of the Edinburgh International Festival closing fireworks concert. The pyrotechnics accompanying Handel’s ‘Music for the Royal Fireworks’ would have kept an uninterrupted royal theme going but this year Tchaikovski’s 1812 Overture, complete with cannon fire, brings down the curtain on another month-long festivals programme.
EICC’s accommodation, entertainment, destination marketing and transportation partners for our most recent event agency familiarisation trip includes: Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – the Caledonian, The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, Royal Collection Trust, The Royal Yacht Britannia, Harvey Nichols, Marketing Edinburgh, Virgin Atlantic Little Red, Central Taxi’s and Transport for Edinburgh.
If you would like to bring business tourists to Edinburgh our door is always open to get the dialogue started.
Head of Sales & Marketing at EICC