No1 lounge opens at Edinburgh Airport

No1 Lounges will open a new facility at Edinburgh airport on Friday, and is currently offering 20 per cent off entry prices.

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The group’s previous lounge at the airport closed last month, and its website confirms that it will open in a new location on February 8.

For those not holding a valid Dragonpass, Diners Club, IOD, Lounge Club, Priority Pass or Wexas membership, entry costs £28 when booked in advance (£35 on the door).

currently promoting a special launch offer of 20 per cent of the entry fee (reducing the cost to £22.40) for visits before April, using the code TWEETEDI.

the Edinburgh lounge is located opposite gate 10, although it’s unclear if this refers to the previous facility or the forthcoming opening (Business Traveller has contacted the group for clarification).

Guests benefit from complimentary food from the self-service selection, plus one dish from the made-to-order menu (extra dishes can be purchased for £4 each). All drinks except for champagne are included in the entry fee.

The group recently launched a new lounge at Gatwick Airport .

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Edinburgh Airport access road

Edinburgh Airport could be “cut off entirely” as calls have been made for proposals to provide a second access road to pick up the pace. Airport news from Linlithgow Airport taxis , 0800-6190575

Edinburgh council housing and economy committee discussed progress for a second access route to the airport to ease the pressure on the current route, which is often clogged up

LKevin Lang highlighted that any progress had so far lacked a “sense of urgency”.

He added: “The road around it has remained virtually unchanged over 30 years.

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“I think we should be deeply concerned by the fact that for what is a main gateway in and out of the city, we are probably one major incident away from Scotland’s largest airport being cut off entirely.”

Edinburgh Airport has agreed to offer funding towards a new access road

Council officers said the key to progress was a “three-way dialogue and coming to a solution” with invested parties.

A new Gogar link road is specifically supported within the council’s local development plan and was included in Edinburgh Airport’s 2016 master plan.

A new Gogar link road is specifically supported within the council’s local development plan and was included in Edinburgh Airport’s 2016 master plan.

But progress has ground to a halt due to slow development of the International Business Gateway and neighbouring sites.

Conservative councillor Cameron Rose said the council should take its share of the blame for the hold-up.

He added: “There’s a perception that the council has dragged its feet.”

The airport has agreed to offer funding towards a new access road.

A spokesman for Edinburgh Airport said: “The pressures on the road infrastructure around Edinburgh Airport are well documented. Any issue on that infrastructure will cause real problems for those wishing to access or exit the airport.

“We are tackling this head on with a range of partners, including the council. It’s very complex and the need is pressing but we’re determined to ensure this issue is solved as quickly as possible.”

Edinburgh Airport taxi fixed price

Edinburgh Airport taxi fixed price from Linlithgow

 
For a 24 hour service , phone 07576-127097 and make a booking . Taxis to Linlithgow cost from £25 depending on the pickup time . A return booking can also be made at the same time , saving time and hassle on the way back from your destination . The journey from Linlithgow to Edinburgh Airport takes about 15 minutes depending on the traffic and time of day .
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Taxi transfers  from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Linlithgow , Falkirk , Larbert and Stenhousemuir .

How much does a taxi cost?

Transparency and trust has to be the core values at Linlithgow Airport taxis . Forming a long term relationship with our customers is much more beneficial to the company than a short term strategy. As a result we have designed so many ways a customer would pay less while getting the same service. .
Our rates are £1.85 per mile. This rate is for any customer that asks for a taxi in the daytime , which is 6 am to 9 pm . But any customer who is proactive enough to book city or airport transfer at least 3 hours in advance would be rewarded with up to 20 % discount from the meter rate . This means if a customer books a taxi/ transportation service a minimum of 3 hours before the actual delivery of service he /she would be riding at a discount rate .
At the start of the trip when the driver pushes the button, the taxi meter starts counting from £2.00  . The customer might ask: what is this£2.00 , we have not started moving yet? It is called a Flag drop rate. It is common to any taxi company. This is what the customer pays if he/she travels less than a block (for example) and changes mind and decide to get off the cab. Then after, at every additional mile travelled the£1.85 per mile rate applies.
There is one more thing. A taxi meter fare calculation is a function of two parameters. Distance and time. So far we have been talking about the distance aspect. But time factor is also built in to the meter.
One can see how much difficult it is to know the exact cost of a taxi ride in advance because even if it is possible to know the distance a customer might travel using tools like Google maps( using pick up and drop off address) , we do not know the cost of the traffic delay.
Customers can get fixed price fares by phoning 07576-127097 ( 24 hrs ) .

Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel restyles seven bedrooms in original 16th century tower

Five hundred years after Mary Queen of Scots reportedly rested within its ancient walls, the four-star Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel is ready to host guests in seven beautifully restyled bedrooms within the imposing original 16th century tower.
The transformation of the feature bedrooms, with touches that include 4-poster beds, powerful Mansoon showers and in-room Nespresso machines is part of a £330,000 refurbishment programme of 23 bedrooms in the picturesque West Lothian hotel that’s a key conference and wedding venue in the area.

Herve Bernier, general manager of Macdonald Houstoun House, commented: “I am very pleased that we can now offer guests the opportunity to experience the style and comfort of our newly refurbished tower bedrooms.  We are also on schedule to complete the refurbishment of an additional 17 bedrooms by early February.
“This significant investment underlines our commitment to ensure Macdonald Houstoun House operates as a leading business and leisure destinations in the west of Edinburgh.”
The 73-bedroom hotel is just 10 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh Airport and easily accessed off the Edinburgh-Glasgow M8 motorway.

Edinburgh has 1.3 million overseas visitors in 2013

Edinburgh held on to its spot as the most “in demand” city in the UK in 2013 , except London, with foreign tourists, giving Scotland’s tourism trade a much-needed boost.

Arch-rival Manchester has been held at bay by Scotland’s capital, which brought in 1.3 million overseas visitors in 2013.

The city attracted an extra 50,000 foreign tourists in 2013, keeping it in front of Manchester, which attracted 988,000 visitors.

London was well ahead of both cities, with 16.7 million visitors last year, while Glasgow was in sixth place, behind Birmingham and Liverpool.

However Glasgow, which saw a decrease of 6,000 overseas visitors in 2013, is expected to reap a major boost this year thanks to it hosting the Commonwealth Games and other major events such as the MTV Europe Music Awards and BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony.

Two other Scottish cities made the top 20 list of UK destinations for foreign tourists, with Aberdeen the 16th most popular city attracting 241,000 visitors. Inverness made it to the 17th spot with 226,000 overseas tourists.

The figures showed Scotland was outperforming the rest of the UK when it came to attracting overseas visitors last year, with both visitor numbers and spending increasing north of the Border, despite a slight decline in the number of domestic visitors coming to Scotland.

The figures for overseas visitors were revealed by Visit-
Britain chiefs, who said they wanted to ensure that more ­international tourists ventured outside London.

The research – which is based on foreign visits involving at least one overnight stay – found that overseas visitors spent a record £21 billion in the UK last year – up 17 percent on 2012.

The lucrative overseas market was responsible for 32.8 million visits to the UK – an increase of 5.6 percent on 2012.

Visits for holiday purposes rose 6.4 percent to a record 12.72 million, while business visits were up 7 percent to 7.94 million. The number of overseas visitors coming to Scotland rose by 9.8 percent last year, compared to an 8.6 percent increase in London.

Spending by overseas tourists in Scotland rose by almost 20 percent last year, to nearly 
£1.7bn, compared to the previous 12 months.

In contrast, the number of ­domestic visits – from around the UK – was down by 4.9 percent, although spending was down just 0.1 percent.

VisitBritain strategy director Patricia Yates said: “We need to encourage people to come back time after time, which in turn will mean our visitors venture out across Britain.”

VisitScotland has hailed the performance of the overseas market last year as a major “bounce back” for the industry following a slump in 2012.

Its experts have cited the ­addition of air routes from major airports as a major boost, along with “increased confidence” in key overseas markets.

VisitScotland chairman Mike Cantlay said: “As we move into an action-packed summer for Scotland with the Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup, and a staggering 830 events under the Homecoming Program, Scotland is in a perfect position to exploit tourism as a key driver of the Scottish ­economy.”

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Edinburgh Airport to Linlithgow

Airport Transfers from Edinburgh Airport to Linlithgow take just 15 minutes by taxi from Linlithgow. Passengers are picked up in the dropoff zone in the multistorey carpark outside the terminal .
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The taxi cost Edinburgh Airport to Linlithgow is from £22 depending on the time of day and which part of Linlithgow you are travelling to .

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Airport Transfers to Edinburgh Airport from Linlithgow take just 15 minutes by taxi from Linlithgow.
Phone now or contact us online. Bookings and payments can be made online or on freephone 0800-6190575 .
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Phone now or contact us online. Bookings and payments can be made online or on freephone 0800-0029165.
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The taxi cost Edinburgh Airport to Linlithgow is from £22 depending on the time of day and which part of Linlithgow you are travelling to .

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