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Family Business Launches New Websites

Posted: 1st February 2016

Mercat are thrilled to announce the launch of three redesigned websites – Mercat Tours, Mercat Presents and Mercat Tours International.

Giving clarity and continuity across the brands, the fully responsive sites give a clean, attractive design representing the family of brands to the consumer, corporate and education markets. Including API functionality, Mercat anticipate strengthened links and growth with travel trade partners of their walking tours, as well greater promotion of their accredited coach guides and international tours.

Managing Director Kat Brogan says of the project
‘This has been a fantastic development for Mercat, the team and our visitors. Our aim for all the sites is to provide an engaging, welcoming experience which demonstrates our promise ‘to give history a damn good telling’ whether in Edinburgh’s Old Town, venues across Scotland or the battlefields of Europe.

We’ve had exceptional feedback so far and hope everyone sees the personality of Mercat shine through’.

Mercattours.com gives visitors an opportunity to browse the award-winning walking tours of Edinburgh. Using multi-media enhancements, live customer feedback, access statement and blog, visitors are helped to choose their tour, with quick, easy and secure check-out.

Mercatpresents.com provides a vivid illustration of the tailored entertainment services available to corporate clients looking to bring a unique, high quality, value-added experience to their events across Scotland.

Mercattoursinternational.com offers detailed itineraries as well as student and teacher testimonials, giving a glimpse of how the epic scale of the World Wars are brought alive for a very personal and memorable experience when visiting the battlefields of Europe.

The Edinburgh based family business celebrated a record-breaking visitor numbers in 2015, which also marked their 30th anniversary and record 91% grading from VisitScotland, placing them as one of only 11 attractions across Scotland scoring over 90%.

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