Tourist boost on the cards

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A SERIES of credit card-sized brochures promoting Edinburgh businesses has been launched in some of the city’s hotels.

Minicards, a business set up by local businessman Robert Mellors, has launched the promotional brochures in a range of hotels including the easyHotel on Princes Street.

The cards, promoting businesses that want to target tourists, have already proved popular in several major European cities, including Amsterdam, Dublin and Istanbul.

Smart phone users can also use the cards as a prompt to access details of attractions from a website, which in turn will guide them to the location and back.