Edinburgh experienced one of its most successful years for festive celebrations in 2007, according to figures announced from the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. The report shows a record number of people choosing the country as the place to revel in the Christmas and Hogmanay festivities.
The venue, one of Edinburgh’s landmark event spaces, recorded visitor numbers in excess of 17,000, in December alone. Throughout the season, where often parties filled all four of their bespoke event rooms – ranging in capacity from an intimate 100 to a much larger 1,000 – party goers consumed around 15,550 kilos of food and over 110,000 drinks.
Paul DeMarco, director of Edinburgh Corn Exchange, said: “Scotland is a fantastic place to visit and celebrate Christmas and the New Year. For us, I think the popularity we experienced in 2007 and indeed in previous years, is due to the value for money that we provide, particularly if you compare us with the packages that many hotels offer at Christmas.”
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