Scottish tourism growth outpaces that in UK

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From Insider yesterday:

‘For the first time in four years, the most visited attractions outside London were in Scotland. Scotland’s top visitor attractions have “outperformed” the rest of the UK for the sixth year running, according to analysis. The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) found that Scotland’s tourist destinations had a “record-setting” 2017, with a 13.9 per cent increase in numbers through the doors compared to the previous year. This was up against the 7.3 per cent boost in visitor numbers recorded for sites across the UK as a whole.’

https://www.insider.co.uk/news/scottish-visitor-attractions-post-record-12198809

We’ve seen this coming for some time now with these earlier reports:

‘Outlander links see visitors to historic sites soaring’

Tourism spending in Scotland surges ahead of UK figure

And forecasts for 2018 are highly optimistic. See:

Whisky tourism boom expected to add to record year for Scottish tourism in 2018

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