Staycations in Scotland seems to boost the country’s tourism sector. New statistics show that this boost still continues. Those who are engaged into hotel business is now calls on this sector to tap into fresh opportunities. The companies like KarmaKerala is more on to focusing on homestay tourism.
The statistics this year (according to the Great Britain Tourism Survey and the International Passenger Survey) shows that between the months of January and June, there was a total of 6.9 million visits to Scotland, up 4 per cent on the same period in 2010. Domestic visits, which account for 84 per cent of all trips to Scotland, were up 6 per cent to 5.9 million, with Scotland outperforming the rest of Britain.
The figures, which include UK and overseas visits, show that the international picture continues to be challenging, although there are indications that Scotland’s biggest market, North America, is showing signs of recovery with a 7 per cent increase in visitor numbers.
These figures encourage Scotland’s tourism sector as the country is moving on to the ‘winning years’, which aims to capitalise on the huge economic opportunities that lie ahead, including the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, Homecoming 2014, Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup 2014.”
Taking all these positive things into account, Scottish tourism can exploit the trend for “staycations” and, the huge private investment in the sector to make the industry a beacon of economic growth in Scotland.