Scotland's capital and parliament headquarters, Edinburgh is also highly attractive on the leisure tourism segment thanks to its downtown that has been elected World Heritage Site by UNESCO, its festivals and summer theatres, and its role as Scotland’s gateway for many international tourists.
Edinburgh is the second most attractive city in the UK for foreign tourists and for business tourism, hosting 76 international conferences with more than 50 participants in 2015. To strengthen its international attractiveness, the city's airport notably benefited from investments to accommodate connections.
Edinburgh’s chain hotel supply exceeded the 10,000-room symbolic threshold as of January 1, 2018 with 10,619 rooms.
Edinburgh records the second highest average price in the UK after London. This is tied to the presence of numerous high-end hotels and to a high ADR, above standards observed in most other UK cities.