‘Staycations’ are here to stay!
From vacations to staycations, things have come to a full circle for Scotland. More and more people are opting for domestic holidays instead of going to far off destinations and the number of Scots who chose to stay at home registered a 15% rise from that of last year. The ongoing trend of tourists is to stay longer at home turfs during their holidays instead of splurging on the overseas destinations. Most of the low budget tourists preferred to take short breaks and camping options nearby , which in turn shoved up the domestic tourism prospects of Scotland.
As per a recent survey, more people were exploring the UK holiday options than in the last few years with wild life trails and camp nights becoming more popular. Scotland has some of the best outdoors well represented by the lochs and the mountains and people are showing a keen interest to explore the unexplored and off the beaten trails these days. The valentine’s day fervor in the air is sure to bring in more tourists who are on the look out for romantic breaks.
The heavy snow and the exceptionally hard winter season this year has brought in more than the fair share of skiers and mountain sport enthusiasts to Scotland. Though the economic slowdown is not as serious as it was a few months back, still people prefer to stay at home for their holidays and to keep their purse strings tight, which has immensely benefited the domestic tourism sector of Scotland. The figures so far have been encouraging and the Scotland tourism industry is kick starting the new year with renewed optimism and determination to make the most of the domestic tourism potential.