Business Tourism in Edinburgh

We have gathered together a collection of facts and figures to give you a brief introduction to business and leisure tourism in Edinburgh and some general facts about the city. We hope you will find these both interesting and useful when considering Edinburgh as a destination for your next event.

  • Edinburgh is the number one International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) conference destination in the UK outside of London. Ranking 32 in the world in 2017.
  • The annual economic value of Edinburgh’s business tourism is estimated to be in excess of £300 million.
  • The economic benefit for the city of meeting and conference business secured or influenced by Convention Edinburgh in 2017-18 was £72 million.
  • Convention Edinburgh confirmed 134 events in 2016, with an estimated attendance of 47,762 delegates in forthcoming years.
  • The Edinburgh Ambassador Programme has over 500 ambassadors representing all major academic and commercial fields in which the city has an international reputation. 
  • Over the last 20 years, the Edinburgh Ambassador Programme, Convention Edinburgh and its members have worked to generate over £900 million for the local economy

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