European visitors to Scotland in 2018 up 22% in one year!

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In Insider yesterday:

‘Figures from the Office of National Statistics for the year up to the end of last September showed a 22 per cent increase in the number of visitors.  Bottom of Form

Figures from the Office of National Statistics for the year up to the end of last September showed a 22 per cent increase in the number of visitors, with spending rising by 7 per cent to £1.15 billion. Overall 2.26 million people from Europe visited to the end of last September, spending a total of £1.15 billion. With overseas tourism expenditure from all countries at £2.25 billion, those coming from Europe accounted for over half of all visitor spending.’

https://www.insider.co.uk/news/scottish-tourism-european-visitors-brexit-13870998

It’s been some time since a report on Scotland’s tourism boom here, but we’ve had several in the last year. See these:

13% increase in number of people working in Scotland’s tourism sector since introduction of National Tourism Strategy

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

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’

 

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