Tourism is an important sector within the Scottish economy. It is an important element in the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Scotland. The number of visits and expenditure in Scotland provides the main measure of the health of this industry. The latest annual data for Scotland are shown below.
The number of visits and expenditure by overnight overseas visitors to Scotland is published by the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS). These are National Statistics, derived from the International Passenger Survey (IPS).
Overnight domestic tourism visits and expenditure in Scotland by British residents are derived from the Great Britain Tourism Survey (GBTS). These figures can be found in VisitScotland.