Scottish visitor attractions record a bumper year | News

Scottish visitor attractions record a bumper year | News

Tour & Travels
The Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions has announced that visits to its member sites rose dramatically in 2017, the fourth year running that an increase in numbers has been recorded. Analysis of statistics submitted by 232 of the organisation’s member sites for its annual ‘Visitor Trends Report’ confirms that over 30 million visits were made to those sites in Scotland in 2017, a rise of 9.7 per cent over 2016 figures.  The increase comes on top of a six per cent rise in 2016, which itself followed a 3.4 per cent rise in 2015, confirming once again that visitor attractions in Scotland are enjoying a period of sustained growth. The two top sites – The National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle – each attracted more than two million visits,…
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Levi to head up tourism portfolio at Empire State Development | News

Levi to head up tourism portfolio at Empire State Development | News

Tour & Travels
Empire State Development has announced that Ross Levi has been promoted to executive director of tourism. He will lead the iconic I Love New York tourism program and help coordinate marketing efforts to increase awareness and promote state-wide tourism visitation. In 2016, New York State welcomed a record 239 million visitors, who between them spent nearly $65 billion, generating a total economic impact of more than $100 billion for the third straight year. Additionally, tourism remains the state’s fourth largest employer, supporting more than 914,000 jobs annually.  Empire State Development president, Howard Zemsky, said: “For the past five years, Ross has been a crucial member of our tourism division, bringing a creative passion for travel and a commitment to promoting New York State as a world-class destination. “He understands the…
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