Day-trip­pers’ de­light

Strathearn Herald - - NEWS -

It has been re­vealed that Perth and Kin­ross is the fifth most pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion for “stay­ca­tion­ers” tak­ing overnight trips ac­cord­ing to Visit Scot­land and the Great Bri­tain Tourism Sur­vey.

Just un­der 10% of the re­gions busi­nesses are directly linked to the tourism sec­tor which com­pares favourably with the na­tional av­er­age of 9%. Well over 600,000 day trips were made to Perth and Kin­ross be­tween 2013 and 2015, which high­lights the lure of the area for peo­ple from across the UK.

Mid-Scot­land and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser said: “Perth and Kin­ross is amongst the most pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tions for stay­ca­tion­ers and day-trip­pers which is tes­ta­ment to the lure of the area when it comes to do­mes­tic tourists. En­sur­ing that this mes­sage is pro­moted far and wide is in­cred­i­bly im­por­tant. Only Edinburgh, Glas­gow, the High­lands and Ar­gyll and Bute, the tra­di­tional tourist heart­lands, are ahead of Perth and Kin­ross and I would hope the re­gion can move into fourth place in the near fu­ture.”

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