ref date:4 Oct 2000 (ECON)
Scots tourism on a slippery slope
The Scottish Tourist Board spends £11m ($20 million), compared with nearly £30m ($50 million) a year spent in Ireland on advertising the country as a place to holiday.
However, the overvalued pound, ridiculous levels of fuel tax and the
(mythical) bad weather are killing tourism off everywhere except
Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The result is the natural beauty of Scotland is being missed. Now a review
of the situation has concluded the director of the tourist board
should be fired.
The E-holiday site "Ossian" has failed to attract users, its a shame as it is
well designed and fast. However, Ossian has to compete with tools like
Microsofts expedia booking system.