Scotland's Economy

  • New group to enhance tourism and Hospitality sector

    22nd August 2022 by

    Blog piece from Tourism Minister Ivan McKee on new Tourism and Hospitality Industry Leadership Group.

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  • World Tourism Day

    27th September 2012 by

    Today is World Tourism Day and I am delighted to lend my support. Organised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). 2012 is a year in which we are likely to see 1 billion global tourist arrivals and this is expected to rise to 1.8 billion by 2030.

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  • Scotland’s food champions

    24th May 2012 by

    Tourism and food and drink are both key sectors when it comes to growing Scotland’s economy and the Scottish Food Champions initiative, which I have announced today, will bring the two together.

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  • Yes to Growth

    18th May 2012 by

    This week we launched a new campaign, ‘Yes to Growth’, to stimulate Scottish companies to invest in their growth. If a company has an idea or project that will help it grow, we want to hear about it and positively help make growth a reality.

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  • Scottish Tourism Week

    2nd March 2012 by

    This week VisitScotland is getting involved in Scottish Tourism Week which offers an exciting programme of events focusing on the Scottish tourism industry. Scottish Tourism Week takes place every year pushing tourism very much into the spotlight of stakeholders throughout the country.

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  • Scotland Visitor Survey

    30th January 2012 by

    VisitScotland has just published their Scotland Visitor Survey, which shows 98% of visitors to Scotland are likely to recommend the country to others, and a further 84% planning to make a return trip in the next five years.

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  • Brave

    18th November 2011 by

    The full length trailer for Brave has been released, giving us a flavour of what I expect will be the biggest cinematic opportunity to showcase Scotland since Braveheart.

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