AN IRRESISTIBLE PASSION FOR MEETINGS

COMPARISON WITH THE REGION

Edinburgh is a top convention destination, which is blessed with outstanding cultural and historical heritage. The destination is in its mature phase, with a fully-developed congress infrastructure and excellent destination management. Four universities and numerous centres of excellence in science and art related to the Edinburgh Science Triangle are a guarantee for further successful development of the destination. Congresses and events are a part of a scientific breakthrough and further development of the city, as it stimulates numerous multiplier effects. The key stakeholders in Edinburgh are aware of this and this message should also be transmitted as an example of best practice in new European destinations.

MTLG INDEX / 2020 EDITION

DESTINATION CAPACITY

  • The number of 4* and 5* category hotel rooms: 10,405
  • The number of 4* and 5* category hotels: 141
  • Banquet hall maximum capacity: 1,400
  • The largest hall in the city (in m2): 4218 m2
  • Destination population: 464,990
  • Maximum hall capacity in theatre style: 2,000
Edinburgh skyline

DESTINATION INDICATORS 2020

ICCA Index – worldwide ranking – numbers of meetings4,64
ACI Airport Connectivity Index3,61
Numbeo Quality of Life Index3,79
Numbeo Safety Index4,51
Index Banquet/Theatre142,86
Index Hotel Rooms/Theatre19,22

MTLG CATEGORY

XL MEETING DESTINATION

Destinations that can host more than 2000 attendees.

OVERALL PERFORMANCE

EDINBURGH INDIVIDUAL GRADES 2020 
Natural and cultural factors:4.92
General and transport infrastructure:4.92
Tourist infrastructure:4.97
Meeting infrastructure:4.99
Subjective grade:4.92
Marketing Buzz:4.91
ICCA index:4.64
Numbeo quality of life Index:3.61
Numbeo Safety Index:3.79
ACI Airport Connectivity Index4.51
DESTINATION MARK:4.62