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From Scottish Field on 2nd August:
‘The Seasonal Experiences Trend Index, announced by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest provider of bookable tours and activities, reveals the must-visit attractions for summer, based on year-over-year booking activity on the site. The firm announced the top 10 for the UK, with Scotland taking three of the slots- including the top two positions. With a 479% increase, taking top slot is the Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh. Taking second place, with a 260% rise, is the Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour. And in eighth place, with a 200% rise is the One-Hour Real Mary King’s Close Underground Tour in Edinburgh.’
Tourism is, of course, booming across Scotland. See these earlier posts for more:
Humungous 45% increase in Scotch Whisky tourism!
Glasgow and Edinburgh push London into third place in tourism hotspots survey
Scottish tourism growth outpaces that in UK
‘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!
‘Scotland enjoys tourism boost thanks to interest in Gaelic’
North Americans lead surge in Scottish tourism because they feel safer here
Massive increase in spending by international visitors to Glasgow
Spending by tourists in Scotland soars by infinitely more than in non-Scottish parts of UK!
And my favourite:
Massive increase in Chinese visitors to Edinburgh NOT attributed to weak pound and attracted by ‘Strongman skirt parties’