VisitScotland Chief Executive, Malcolm Roughead, responds to the release of the quarterly (Q3 2016) International Passenger Survey (IPS) tourism statistics by the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS). He said:
Visitors in search of their family connections in Scotland are highly motivated, and research shows they stay longer, they spend more and they often travel at off peak times. With over 213,000 annual trips currently, and an increase expected in 2017 - the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, this is a market you can't afford to ignore.
- National Tourism Development Framework supports growth by 2020
- £8 billion earmarked for national and local transport projects
- £486 million digital investment includes plans for superfast broadband across Scotland