When tourism emerges, I hope that it will be different for the reasons that will become apparent with my unfolding story about my many years of research into tourism and specifically Edinburgh’s tourism.
Edinburgh Evening News story by Conor Matchett requested a statement from PLACE Edinburgh about the Scottish Government’s decision to allow holiday lets and Airbnbs in shared tenements to reopen from July 15 has been described by an MSP as a “kick in the teeth”. Read the full story below.
“PLACE Edinburgh said that the updated guidelines were a ‘substantial relief’ but called for Airbnbs to stay shut ‘for the duration of the pandemic’. It wrote: ‘Every month it is not uncommon that each short-term let brings ten or more groups (often not from the same household), plus the number of cleaners, laundry staff and “hosts” to the shared tenements…”
“The Coronavirus (COVID-19): tourism and hospitality sector guidance released on the 18th June is not fit for purpose. Risks are only considered in relation to staff and customers. Neighbours are omitted entirely. We remind you of our concerns…”