(c) Visit Scotland
More measurable than spend, the number of tourists visiting Scotland in 2017, increased by 17% while for the UK, as a whole, it only increased by 1%. However, according to Office for National Statistics (OSN) data released yesterday, tourist spending in Scotland increased by a whopping 23% while in the UK, it fell by 1%.
I’m not a mathematician (no, really, I’m not) so can that even be expressed as a ratio or am I correct in saying it’s just infinitely more in Scotland?
This has been happening since well before 2017 with several reasons offered. See these earlier pieces for more:
Scottish tourism growth outpaces that in UK
Whisky tourism boom expected to add to record year for Scottish tourism in 2018
‘BLOODY HELL Robert the Bruce movie Outlaw King will feature some of the bloodiest battle scenes in cinema history’, put Braveheart in the shade and boost tourism like Outlander.
Glasgow wins two first places in global tourism awards and comes 4th out of 50!
As Scottish Tourism soars, Outer Hebrides to become major centre of marine tourism with funds mostly from SNP-led Scottish government
Boom in Scottish Tourism and in Film and TV production to be enhanced by Edinburgh University and National Museums of Scotland’ MOOC
‘Scotland enjoys tourism boost thanks to interest in Gaelic’
North Americans lead surge in Scottish tourism because they feel safer here
Far from Teed Off: Golf tourism ‘drives Scottish economy’…..a bit
Scottish hotels outperform those in rest of UK: STV report good news for Scotland’s economy but fail to understand it
17% increase in visits to Scotland’s historic attractions with massive Outlander effect
414% increase in Chinese tourist spending since 2007!
Outlander has sparked recruitment boom in Highlands
‘Glasgow named top convention spot for a record 12th year in a row’