Golf tourism driving Scotland’s economy
VISIT SCOTLAND NEWS RELEASE
The economic value of golf tourism and events to Scotland has increased to £286 million per year following a bumper decade in Scotland, the Home of Golf.
The new figure has been revealed as part of an independent study commissioned by VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise, confirming the key contribution of the golf tourism and events industry to the Scottish economy.
The study reveals that the value of golf tourism and events has increased by 30 per cent (£66 million) since 2008, supporting 4,700 jobs and spreading benefits across the country’s golfing regions.
It also shows that overseas golfing visitors spend on average £338 per night during a trip to Scotland, which is more than four times the daily spend of an average overseas visitor (£78.90).
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