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CityJet among business to boost Edinburgh

Conferences and events pulled £4.6m into the Edinburgh Convention Bureau in June.

Edinburgh business boost
Edinburgh business boost
Edinburgh Convention Bureau confirmed 16 new events for the city last month, including events for airline CityJet and consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan.

Association conferences were also a major factor in helping the ECB achieve £4.6m of confirmed business in June.

ECB chief executive Sue Stuart told C&IT the figures were up slightly - around 2% - on the same period last year.

"In the past month we have worked hard to help confirm 16 new events that will be hosted by Edinburgh," she said "They will deliver £4.6m of economic value bringing our total value of events confirmed during the first quarter of this year to £20.8m."

She added: "Even in these still uncertain economic times of cutbacks and austerity Edinburgh is still proving to be a high quality, value for money location that is popular with event organisers. In terms of corporate business there is a slight upturn."

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