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TOURISM - Scotland / UK data:

Tourism statistics come from the International Passenger Survey, the UK Tourism Survey (UKTS) and surveys on topics such as day leisure visits, the opinions, attitudes and intentions of tourists, accommodation occupancy and visitor attractions.

The International Passenger Survey is undertaken by the Office for National Statistics.

The UK Tourism Survey ( UKTS) was run up to and including 2010. It was jointly sponsored by VisitBritain, VisitScotland, Visit Wales and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. From January 2011, it was replaced by the Great Britain Tourism Survey (GBTS) and does not include data on Northern Ireland.

Much of the information which relates to tourism in Scotland is available in the Research and Statistics pages of the VisitScotland website.

Other sites containing data on UK tourism include:

TOURISM - International data

CULTURE - Scotland / UK data


CULTURE - European data

SPORT - Scotland / UK data

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