Glasgow to exceed 2023 hotel room target of three million overnight visits

Published on : Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Glasgow Tourism and Visitor Plan aims to achieve three million overnight visits per year by 2023 bringing an associated spend of 750 million pounds and 6,600 jobs to the city.




As per the figures, 42 per cent of these have already been completed, while another 3,500 are in the pipeline.




In 2017 and 2018, 1,052 rooms were built. Point A brought 122 rooms when it opened two years ago and a further five new hotels opened in 2018, providing 930 additional rooms.




These were Radisson RED, Motel One, Ibis Styles Glasgow Centre West, Moxy Merchant City and Native Glasgow.




Susan Deighan, Director of City Marketing and External Relations at Glasgow Life, said: that the city  “is a first-choice destination for more than two million tourists every year.” As part of the city’s Tourism and Visitor Plan to 2023, they want to increase that number by positioning the city as a cultural powerhouse and the ‘gateway to Scotland.




As per a Glasgow City Council, the target of an additional 2,500 hotel rooms seems set to be met and exceeded three years early.




It augurs well for city’s tourism and hospitality sector. From museums, to year long programme of sporting and cultural events, the city remains a beacon for tourists. In order to increase the number of overnight stays in the city, the visitors need to be provided a range of quality accommodation options.




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