Scotland attracted more tourists from the UK and abroad last year The number of tourists visiting Scotland climbed by 5% to more than 15 million last year, according to new figures. Note that the tourism expenditure chart below refers to figures in 2016 constant prices. Spain is the most visited country by residents of the United Kingdom, with around 18.1 million visits made in 2019. To guide and encourage the development of tourism in Scotland, the tourism sector has taken forward Tourism Scotland 2020 . 4.7. The number of tourists who visited Glasgow rose by almost 20% last year. In current prices (not adjusted for inflation) overseas expenditure has risen by around 29% since 2006, to almost £1.9bn in 2016. Overseas and Domestic Tourism Expenditure in Scotland. Visit Loch Ness and keep your eyes peeled as you explore the area! Check the 5-level Covid-19 restrictions for each area to plan and book ahead when considering your trip. The number of domestic tourism visits made by Great Britain residents to Scotland has fallen by around 11% between 2006 (12.9 million) and 2016 (11.5 million). Please go to. The Wider Economic Contribution of Tourism in Scotland. The share of Tourism businesses within the overall business base varies across Scotland. Register to receive email news alerts, daily digest, weekly roundup or Topic newsletters. 3.8. Spain tops the list, with 18.13 million visitors from the UK in 2019. "In the last four years the number of tourists coming here has really, really boomed. In addition to its direct contribution, the sustainable tourism sector also supports activity in other sectors of the Scottish Economy. The Travel Trends 2017 data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the number of international visitors travelling to Scotland's largest city rose by nearly a fifth (19%) to 787,000, while expenditure increased by more â¦ The number of visits and expenditure by overnight overseas visitors to Scotland is published by the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS). Scotland Six Nations. Overseas and Domestic Tourism Expenditure in Scotland Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for Q2 2017 â Q1 2018 showed 3.4 million overseas tourists visited Scotland, spending £2.4 billion, an increase of 29% compared to the previous 12 months. By IAN SWANSON. This report provides a summary of statistics on tourism in Scotland, including the overall volume and value of tourism and information on our major markets. Easily accessible on the west coast of Scotland, Ayrshire & Arran boasts sandy shores, countryside towns and island life. This means different areas of Scotland will have different restrictions. We have festive atmosphere galore, perfect cosy retreats, and bright â¦ Originally from Cumberland, Dorothy was the sister of the poet William Wordsworth. GB Tourism Survey: 2019 Overview 2019 Domestic Overnight Tourism Performance Summary In 2019, British residents took 99.1 million overnight trips in England, totalling 290 million nights away from home and expenditure of £19.4 billion,with an average trip length of 3 nights. ... (1771-1855) visited Scotland in 1803 and 1822. Since 2006 domestic expenditure has risen by 9% in current prices to £3.3bn in 2015, this represents a 27% rise in constant prices. The latest annual data for Scotland are shown below. Scotland in December is as beautiful a month as any, with its own subtle charms, and year-topping highlights you wonât forget. Its steep banks plunge to a depth of over 800 ft, and it's the largest â¦ Scotland. Tourism is an important sector within the Scottish economy. The British Museum is the most visited attraction in the United Kingdom, attracting 6.24 million visitors in 2019. The number of UK visitors to Scotland rose by 11% to 12 million while expenditure increased by £401 million to £3.1 billion. These are National Statistics, derived from the International Passenger Survey (IPS). Italy is next with almost half that number, at 5.11 million visitors. You can now find the latest statistics on gov.scot. 4.8. The USA is the most visited country outside of Europe and the fourth most visited overall, with 4.8 million Brits travelling there. The pair were very close: he accompanied her on the 1803 trip. Visit the Historic Environment Scotland website for more information. ... 27 February 2019. France is second, with 10.35 million. 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"The arrival of V&A Dundee, as well as the increasing interest in set-jetting, thanks to TV series like Outlander or films such as Outlaw King, have only strengthened Scotland's appeal," he said. Please go to GOV.SCOT. Scotland is a well-developed tourist destination, with tourism generally being responsible for sustaining 200,000 jobs mainly in the service sector, with tourist spending averaging at £4bn per year. The country you love needs you. This report provides a summary of statistics on tourism in Scotland, including the overall volume and value of tourism and information on our major markets. This website is no longer being updated. Tue 16 July 2019. Calling all rugby fans! Stephen Duncan, Director of Commercial and Tourism at Historic Environment Scotland, said: âThis financial year has seen us hit an incredible milestone, achieving a record breaking first for Scotlandâs heritage tourism sector. In constant (2016) prices this is an increase of around 8%. 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