City Room Rentals, a leading online platform that matches students and tourists from around the world with purpose built student accommodation, today announced its renewed partnership as the Official Accommodation Partner of the Edinburgh International Television Festival (EITF).
As the official accommodation partner, City Room Rentals and The Edinburgh International Television Festival are partnering to offer affordable alternative accommodation for all visitors and delegates visiting the city for the annual premier event. In addition there will be exclusive promotional actives that will coincide in the run up to the Festival.
Nick Findlay, Chief Executive of City Room Rentals said, “City Room Rentals are delighted to continue our partnership with the Edinburgh International Television Festival for the third consecutive year. The company believes in making accommodation as easy as possible for our partners and client base and as accessible to as many visitors as possible. The high profile event attracts a large number of international visitors and we’re delighted to showcase Scotland and welcome them to Edinburgh"
Lisa Campbell, Festival Director of Edinburgh International Television Festival said “The Edinburgh International Television Festival is delighted to partner with City Room Rentals for a third year to create a ‘Festival Campus’, making the event accessible to all with attractively-priced, quality accommodation. The Festival is supported by YouTube and BT and is one of the most prestigious media events in the UK, with previous speakers including Kevin Spacey, Rupert Murdoch, Al Gore and Nicola Sturgeon. The Festival draws around 2000 delegates from the major networks and production companies internationally and we look forward to welcoming them all to Edinburgh in 2017”
Edinburgh is one of the top destinations in the UK for international visitors, attracting thousands of visitors every year, in particular over the Edinburgh August Fringe period. The annual Fringe brings a huge influx of performers and spectators to the city all needing a place to stay, and City Room Rentals supports providing accommodation to huge number of them. In 2016, the company supported delivering over 48,000 bed nights to the Capital bringing huge economic benefits to the local area.
The company recently rolled out its latest locations in Newcastle and Liverpool to increase its coverage to nine UK cities, with further plans to expand coverage to the top twenty Universities towns and cities in 2017 based on student and visitor numbers.
Findlay summarised "2016 was an exciting year of growth with some amazing success stories with supportive and commercially minded strategic partners, 2017 is now gearing up to be even bigger and we look forward to announcing some exciting partnerships in the coming months"