Edinburgh City of Literature for Your Business
Do you run a business in or around Edinburgh and are you looking for a way to tap into the Literary Tourism aspect of the city? Or do you want to take advantage of the city’s literary riches to make your visitor experience exceptional?
May we present…
Our Tourism Business Toolkit
In this section we offer every single useful resource we could think of, so you can tap into the city’s literary goldmine. We will add more over time, so keep coming back or subscribe to our Business Newsletter.
The complete listing is below. All resources are free, and they are here to help you grow your venture.
We will also be adding similar toolkits for other businesses and individuals who are active in different aspects of our literary scene. Subscribe to the same newsletter if you want to stay informed.
The Tourism Business Toolkit contains
- detailed guides with ideas on how to make literary tourism work for you
- tips on how to enhance your guests’ and customers’ experience
- support from Edinburgh City of Literature Trust and links to other organisations
- (in some cases) even financial help
If you start somewhere, start here
The Edinburgh City of Literature Trust produced a 16 page guide in collaboration with the Edinburgh Tourism Action Group.
This publication explains what the UNESCO City of Literary designation means, how Literary Tourism can benefit your business, offers a couple of case studies and helps you to take the next step. It also has a links and resources section.
Then browse the list of Toolkit Resources
Pick the one(s) right for you:
The ETAG City of Literature GuideDownload this must-read for your business - a fantastic starting point for exploring literary tourism.
The Literary Tourism Innovation FundWe can provide money and expertise to help your business develop stunning literary experiences and products for visitors.
Opening the Book on Edinburgh's Literary LifeOne couple's story as they spend a weekend exploring Edinburgh, City of Literature. Visit site
Create Literary ExperiencesNot sure how to get started? Give your visitors an unforgettable literary experience with our guide - create, collaborate, promote.
Explore Edinburgh BooksSome people want to spend their holiday reading with their feet up. This Edinburgh Books app helps you explore the best of the city's books. And relax.
What's On?Live literature is happening all over Edinburgh, with a rich, year-round program of events. How could you incorporate or collaborate?
Brand ToolkitDid you know you can use Edinburgh City of Literature branding for your literary events? You're part of a community.
Edinburgh on FilmShow the world Edinburgh on film to share the beauty and wealth of our literary heritage.
Promotional MaterialAttract cultural tourists by including key facts, famous quotes, images, or films about literary Edinburgh in your promotional material. It's all free.
ItinerariesWe've done the hard work so you don't have to. These itineraries contain ideas for how visitors spend their time in the city. Feel free to borrow them.