The venue is promoting ‘Ridacard’ to professional event managers and this week hundreds of delegates attending a major pharmaceutical conference in the city will use the prepaid travel cards for the first time.
Visiting professional event manager, Hayley Bridgman of Ashfield Meetings and Events said: “Integrated public transport systems are highly prized and well used by international conference delegates who want to make the most of their time in a capital city that many will be visiting for the first time”.
EICC Corporate Sales Specialist, Ekaterina Alison said: “International meetings bring thousands of business tourists to Edinburgh and increasingly organisers are concerned to build public transport into the programme which is always the best environmental option”.
Edinburgh Trams operate a 14km route between York Place in the city centre and Edinburgh Airport, roughly every 10 minutes. Each tram vehicle can accommodate 250 people at any one time and are 100% wheelchair accessible. Along the route are 15 tram stops, connecting passengers with a bus network of over 70 routes, railway stations and popular leisure and business destinations. Travelling from the airport to the city centre takes approximately 35 minutes.
Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh is served by daily direct flights from 85 European cities and from New York, Chicago and Philadelphia in the United States. Middle Eastern routes include daily services from the Qatari capital, Doha and from 2015, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.