EICC delegates offered pre-paid travel cards

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has launched a scheme to fast track delegates across the city. Pre-paid travel cards for airport transfers and other journeys on Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses are now available to organisers.

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.

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 per cent wheelchair accessible. Fifteen tram stops along the route connect passengers with a bus network of over 70 routes, railway stations and popular leisure and business destinations.

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