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.
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.
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.
Recent tourism figures show an increase in the number of visitors looking to ‘get away’ to Scotland over the festive break. Last December, nearly a million* over night stays were snapped up and it looks like the trend, to sample Scottish hospitality, is set to continue.
WWith more and more businesses researching and booking their venues online, VisitScotland’s Business Tourism Unit has today (23 February 2010) unveiled a new website, conventionscotland.com to complement the recently launched brochure, MeetScotland.
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.