To coincide with the launch of easyJet’s Gibraltar-Edinburgh route, but before the current COVID-19 state of flux, the Gibraltar Tourist Board put on a roadshow in the “Athens of the North”.
t was held at the Balmoral Hotel (formerly the North British Hotel), an imposing building on the east side of Edinburgh’s Princes Street, next to Waverley Railway Station.
Representatives from MH Bland, The Rock Hotel, The Elliot Hotel, Blands, easyJet, Sunborn Gibraltar, Fred Holidays, Osprey Holidays and Edinburgh Airport were on hand with the GTB for the duration of the event.
Approximately 40 travel agents from Edinburgh and the surrounding area attended to gain more insight into The Rock and its unique position as a British tourist destination.
Commenting from Gibraltar, Minister for Tourism, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, said, “The start of flights from Edinburgh is excellent news for Gibraltar as it will deliver business to the hospitality, tourism and retail industry. This event follows on from three other successful shows in London, Manchester and Bristol a few weeks ago. I am particularly grateful to those industry partners from the UK and Gibraltar who make the effort to work alongside the great team at the GTB at these events.”
It is envisaged that once further data on the COVID-19 situation has been collected, the aviation industry will be able to give further plans on the restarting of services.