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Scotland looks toward Commonwealth Games to boost tourism

Scotland looks toward Commonwealth Games to boost tourism

The five wealthiest nations in the Commonwealth, outside of the UK, are worth an average of £218m to Scottish tourism every year, according to recent figures. VisitScotland has revealed it hopes to see this total rise significantly, with the major events of 2014 including the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup and Homecoming celebrations, acting as a springboard for economic growth within the sector in future years.

VisitScotland welcomes the world at expo

VisitScotland welcomes the world at expo

20th Apr 2011 Press Release Travel Events News

The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre became a showcase for the very best in Scottish tourism last week as hundreds of international buyers descended on the Granite City for VisitScotland expo 2011.

New campaign takes surprising take on Scotland

New campaign takes surprising take on Scotland

15th Mar 2011 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

Some of the most thrilling surprises that can be experienced throughout Scotland will be premiered in a series of TV advertisements across the UK and Ireland from this week. The commercials spearhead VisitScotland’s new ‘Surprise Yourself’ campaign which challenges preconceptions about Scotland and presents some of the country’s most loved icons in a surprising way.

Scotland plays down US travel boycott fears

Scotland plays down US travel boycott fears

24th Aug 2009 Tourism News

Scottish tourism officials have played down suggestions that the release of the Lockerbie bomber could lead to an American travel boycott, despite widespread U.S. condemnation for the move, including open criticism from President Obama.