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Aug

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Record year for international visitors to Glasgow

Visits and spending by international tourists in Glasgow rose to its highest level on record in 2017. The Travel Trends 2017 data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the number of international visitors travelling to Scotland’s largest city rose by nearly a fifth (19%) to 787,000, while...


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18

Jul

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Another successful year for the Scottish Event Campus

2017/18 has been another very successful year for Scottish Event Campus Limited. Turnover increased by 1% to £29.1m, EBITDA* increased by 11% to £3.8m and Operating Profit increased by 19% to £1.3m. Peter Duthie, Chief Executive, SEC commented: “This has been a really encouraging year with solid performances across...


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11

Jun

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Glasgow celebrates busiest May on record for Business Tourism

More than 22,000 delegates came to Glasgow over the last month, making it the city’s busiest May on record for business tourism, providing an estimated £25.5 million boost to the local economy. Conferences in May started with the arrival of 7,000 attendees at the All Energy Conference and Exhibition,...


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17

May

Glasgow Airport and Shanghai Airport Authority sign MOU

Glasgow Airport and Shanghai Airport Authority have signed a partnership agreement that will see the two cities work together to jointly petition China’s main airlines to establish a direct air link in the future between the West of Scotland and the Chinese powerhouse city of Shanghai. Glasgow Airport and...


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18

Apr

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Glasgow named world’s Best Small City for hosting sporting events

Glasgow has retained its place in the world’s top five Ultimate Sports Cities of 2018 and also won the award for the world’s Best Small City for hosting sporting events. The announcement took place at an award ceremony in Bangkok where the SportAccord Convention is taking place. The SportBusiness Ultimate...


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28

Mar

Lufthansa begins daily service between Glasgow and Frankfurt

Lufthansa has further expanded connections between Glasgow and Germany with a new daily flight to Frankfurt. Lufthansa already flies from Glasgow to Munich five times per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the new route to Frankfurt further underlines the airline’s commitment to Glasgow. Lufthansa serves...


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07

Feb

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Glasgow landmarks to host European Cycling Road Championships

Glasgow’s Riverside Museum will act as the starting point for the time trials when the European Cycling Road Championships come to the UK for the first time this summer. The event will then head through East Dunbartonshire and Stirling before finishing in Glasgow Green. The road races will start...


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29

Nov

Glasgow Airport invests £1.4m to improve central security area

Work on a £1.4 million project to increase capacity in Glasgow Airport’s Central Search facility in the main terminal by 20% is now underway. The overhaul will see a complete reconfiguration of the entrance to the airport’s Central Search area which will increase the number of security lanes from...


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17

Nov

Glasgow recognised as one of the world’s leading cities for sustainable business tourism

Glasgow Convention Bureau wins “Best Improved Destination” award and climbs to 4th place on Global Destination Sustainability Index Now ranking number 4 in the world, Glasgow has been recognised as one of the world’s leading cities for sustainable business tourism by the Global Destination Sustainability Index after climbing 3...


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12

Oct

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Best-ever September passenger numbers for Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport has recorded its busiest September on record after more than 972,900 people travelled through its doors, representing a 4.1% increase on last year’s passenger numbers. EU scheduled services increased by 15% on the same period last year thanks to additional capacity and strong demand on a number...


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Record year for international visitors to Glasgow

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Barclays announces 2,500 new jobs for Glasgow

Barclays today (23 July) announces plans to develop a new campus at Buchanan Wharf, Glasgow, which will provide a...Read More

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