Overseas visitors rises by nearly a fifth

Published: 27 July 2018

Edinburgh saw a total of 2,015,000 foreign visitors in 2017, up from 1,689,000 the year before, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Tourism is booming in Scotland’s cities - with the number of overseas visitors to Glasgow and Edinburgh rising by nearly a fifth in just a year.

Edinburgh generated a total of £1 billion from foreign visitors over the year, up from £822 million in 2016. Of those, 1,431,000 were visiting for a holiday while 198,000 were on business and 353,000 seeing family or friends.

The data means Edinburgh has cemented its place as the UK’s second most-visited city after London.

Full story via insider.co.uk

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