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Friday 6th of June 2014
The team at Car Hire Edinburgh Airport are looking forward to welcoming customers from some of the airports long distance destinations, plus they are pleased with what it will mean to the economy of the country.
It is predicted a new flight between Edinburgh Airport and Qatar will be worth over £80 million to the economy over the next three years according to a tourism body. The Qatar Airways flight to Doha is now at the start of its five days a week run which started on 28th May.
This is just one of six new direct routes beginning during May, linking Scotland to places including Philadelphia, Chicago and Verona. Tourism company VisitScotland is aiming to attract more visitors and businesses to the country and views these flights as a big bonus.
Neil Brownlee, head of the business tourism at VisitScotland, said “Scotland is excelling in business tourism, evidenced by the wealth of major investments happening throughout the country including accommodation, venues and major new flight routes. We are looking forward to communicating the importance of doing business in Scotland to over 9,000 buyers at the event. With the Commonwealth Games, Ryder Cup and over 800 Homecoming events, 2014 is set to be a massive year for Scotland and this delivers great opportunities for not only business tourism, but for the whole of the Scottish economy. It’s imperative we make the most of this once-in-a-generation opportunity and this year’s IMEX is the perfect place to do just that.”