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Holiday parks are a real hit for Scottish economy

Report shows holiday parks contributed ??700m to Scottish economy

Date : 04/12/2014

The Scottish Caravan and Camping Forum (SCCF), demonstrate in a new report that holiday parks have contributed £700 million to the Scottish economy over the last year.

The report which results from extensive research, also shows that the sector supports more than 5,600 full-time equivalent jobs, and reveals figures of £491 million for gross visitor expenditure which was higher than the self-catering category (£396m) and the guest house/B&B sector (£86m).

The chairman of SCCF, David Key, said:
“The committee is delighted with the results because we have, for the first time, established the value of the sector to the economy.

"£700 plus million is a significant contribution, as is the 5,688 full-time-equivalent jobs. Caravan parks are important to the rural economy because parks employ local people and visitors spend money in the area”. 

On the Scottish Tourism Alliance website you can find both the full report and a summary.

To keep up to date with the latest tourism trends and market research check out the research summaries page on Tourism Intelligence Scotland’s website.