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Edinburgh International Festival 2017

August 9, 2017
Last Friday saw the start of the Edinburgh International Festival (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, International Book Festival, Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo). Lasting until 28 August, this is a cultural experience of a lifetime, attracting visitors from all over the world and selling over 4 million tickets. This year is no different as the City transforms into the world’s “Festival City” with emerging talent and world-class performers coming together in a cultural explosion from 4-28 August. The Royal Military Edinburgh Tattoo, showcases the talents of musicians and performers from every corner of the globe from the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle and is a highlight for many visitors to the Festivals providing a once in a lifetime experience for incentive guests lucky enough to be in Edinburgh over this time to enjoy.... more

New £56 million V&A Exhibition Road Quarter opened

June 28, 2017
The new V&A Exhibition Road Quarter was opened on 30 June 2017 by the Duchess of Cambridge. A new entrance, purpose-built gallery and the first porcelain-tiled public courtyard in the world cost over £56 million to complete. Accessed through the remodelled arches of the Aston Webb screen, the new entrance opens the museum up to Exhibition Road and creates a new relationship between the museum and the street, transforming the Quarter into an urban as well as a cultural project.... more

Industry mourns incentive travel leader Jane Schuldt

May 25, 2017
Jane Schuldt, a leading incentive industry figure died on May 20th leaving behind her husband, John Fitch, and a generation of industry professionals who were influenced by her leadership and advocacy.... more

Convention Edinburgh unveils recent bid wins

May 3, 2017
Edinburgh, the UK’s leading International meetings destination outside of London, has announced a solid start to 2017 with five new bid wins equating to 3,400 delegates and serving over £7M to the local economy. In conjunction with its members, Convention Edinburgh - the organisation responsible for promoting Edinburgh as a premier conference, events and meeting destination – has released details of the large-scale events that will help the Capital city maintain its world class status.... more

Spectra’s Wendy Moffatt voted M&IT Personality of the Year!

March 6, 2017
We are extremely proud and excited to announce that Wendy has been awarded “Personality of the Year” at last night’s prestigious M&IT annual awards dinner. The award, recognizes Wendy for her tireless campaigning on behalf of the Brain Tumour Research Campaign, the charity she founded in 2004 in memory of her husband John. For many years a leading figure in the meetings and incentive industry and former Global President of SITE, Wendy’s charitable work has to date raised over £2m which supports research projects at Imperial College London’s Charing Cross Hospital, recently established as a “Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence”. ... more

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