International spend up
Rise in overseas visitors coming to Scotland.
Overseas visitors from North America spent £732 million in the 12 months to the end of June 2017, a 48% jump compared to £495 million in the previous 12 months.
There was a 38% increase in visits from North America, with more than 707,000 choosing Scotland as a destination in the 12 months to the end of June 2017 compared with the previous 12 months.
Across all international markets, there was a 11% increase in visits in the 12 months to the end of June 2017 with spending rising too by 19% to more than £2 billion.
Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop said:
“The continued rise in overseas tourists is encouraging. They are spending more too, particularly those coming from North America.
“It is great news for our economy. Scotland offers an memorable visitor experience for people that choose our country as their holiday destination.”
View ONS statistics.