UK Government wants to increase tourism to Scotland with new rail scheme

UK Government wants to increase tourism to Scotland with new rail scheme

THE UK Government wants to increase domestic tourism to Scotland with a new rail pass for "staycationers". Although tourism is a devolved matter, Tory ministers have launched plans aimed at recovering tourism to pre-pandemic levels by 2022 and international tourism by 2023. The tourism recovery plan includes a rail pass later this year which will provide flexible travel across the country for “staycationers”, as well as providing discounted entry to tourist attractions. There will also be a £10 million National Lottery Days Out scheme, which will provide discounts to tourist attractions between September 2021 and March 2022. READ MORE: Calls for probe into whether Michael Gove has broken code after FOI revelations In 2019, Scotland welcomed almost 3.5m inbound visitors who spent £2.5 billion in the country. Scotland Office minister Iain Stewart said: “Tourism is a cornerstone of Scotland’s economy so it’s fantastic that this ambitious UK Government plan is helping the sector recover. “Scotland has a huge amount to offer tourists, from our vibrant cities to our spectacular scenery. “The launch of a new rail pass will encourage people …
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