The Moffat Centre’s influential survey of Scotland’s tourist industry has revealed that more than 43 million people visited Scotland’s attractions last year. Visits were down just 0.3% from 2009, with heavy snow fall and the continuing popularity of the staycation helping keep the country’s attractions busy. The Moffat Centre Visitor Attraction Monitor 2010, which heard [...]
VisitScotland has launched a new growth fund to help tourism businesses attract more visitors. Up to £1 million of funding is being made available over the next three years. The fund will support up to half of marketing costs between £5,000 and £65,000 for destination organisations and industry groups. More on Business7 Glasgow Caledonian University [...]
A project has been set up to showcase Scotland’s island culture and creativity. Marketing initiative Scotland’s Islands has invited bids for funding from organisers of food and drink-related community events. More information on the BBC news website. Here at Glasgow Caledonian University, we are inviting Scotland’s food and drink companies to a free event giving [...]
There are growing signs that Scotland’s tourism industry could be helping the nation withstand the full brunt of the global downturn. Mounting evidence of a boom year for tourism businesses in the face of the recession and fears over public spending cuts have triggered a campaign to boost the industry – and shield it from [...]
Tourism Minister Jim Mather has championed the resilience of Scotland’s tourism industry. He commended the sector’s robust response to challenges brought by the continued tough economic climate and recent disruptions to air travel. Glasgow Caledonian University’s tourism experts in the Moffat Centre produces the Visitor Attraction Monitor, an annual report on the performance of Scotland’s visitor attractions, with [...]
The wait is over for nominees of the Moffat Awards for Travel and Tourism. Winners were announced at an awards ceremony held on Thursday, 28 May 2009 in The Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh. Hannah Norman, owner of Room With a View Restaurant in Fife, won the Moffat Award for Outstanding Economic and Community Impact along with a [...]
Professor John Lennon featured on Radio New Zealand on 16 May 2009, speaking about the unusual attractions of industrial tourism. Find out why it is big business by listening to John’s interview on This Way Up.