Aberdeen has been ranked as one of the top 52 places to visit in the world by The New York Times.
Aberdeen's Christmas village attracted 200,000 more visitors than the previous year.
A popular light festival will not be held this year – as plans are put in place to refresh it for next year.
Hotel developers have applied to Aberdeen City Council for a licence to serve alcohol.
The fluctuating oil price has been blamed for the loss of 20 jobs at an Aberdeen hotel which closed its doors.
A popular gin bar and deli in Aberdeen has officially closed.