Glasgow & Edinburgh witnesses a major boom in Scottish tourism

Published on : Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Glasgow & EdinburghIn all the major cities in Scotland, tourism is booming massively with the number of international visitors to Glasgow and Edinburgh increasing by almost a fifth in just a year.

 
Over the year, Edinburgh generated a total of £1 billion from foreign visitors, up from £822 million in 2016.

 
In Glasgow, the statistics rose from £235 million to £319 million.

 
That comprises the cost of accommodation along with any money spent in the city during a visit.

 
Edinburgh witnessed a total of 2,015,000 overseas visitors last year, up from 1,689,000 the year before, as per the Office for National Statistics.

 
Of those, 1,431,000 were visiting for the purpose of vacation as 198,000 were on business and 353,000 seeing family or friends.

 
Glasgow witnessed an overall foreign visitor numbers rocket from 659,000 to 787,000 during the same period.

 
More than half of those 428,000 were on a vacation, as 149,000 were on business and 189,000 went to meet family or friends.

 
Glasgow in particular saw a major growth in the number of people visiting from North America.

 
In 2016, the city had 156,000 North American visitors but 218,000 in 2017.

 
The number of European visitors to Glasgow increased from 358,000 to 400,000 over the same period.

 

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