Scotland sees slump in international visitors - but an increase in their spending power



Spending from international visitors to Scotland rose by nearly £50 million to a record level in the spring - despite a slump in the total number of tourists from overseas.
Visitor numbers in the second quarter of 2016 were down 7.5 per cent, according to new research by the UK Office of National Statistics.
It is thought a 16 per cent drop in European visitors coming to Scotland is behind the decline in the numbers coming to Scotland from foreign shores.
However the same research found spending from overseas visitors over this period broke through the £500 million barrier for the first... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Business, Views: 34
Source: Scotsman
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