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Planning, design & safety

The Scottish Tourism Index

Overview

Organisation:
56 Degree Insight

Media type:
Research

Topic:
Planning, design & safety

Setting:
Families / residential, Individuals, Town centres / Urban, Countryside / Rural

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The Scottish Tourism Index - Monitoring the Views of Scots about Holidays and Leisure during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Scots are reconsidering the activities they do on Scottish holidays when lockdown is eased. Outdoor pursuits which allow social distancing appeal most but events & indoor attractions are less appealing.

Key statistics

38%
of Scots more likely to consider visiting the outdoors post-COVID-19
33%
of Scots likely to consider more active pursuits such as walking and cycling
What Scots do on holidays is likely to change somewhat, wary of social distancing requirements there is an increased interest in spending time outdoors during holidays. Scots would like to spend more time in nature and to take part in more outdoor recreation than pre COVID 19 but are much more cautious regarding pursuits such as visiting indoor attractions or attending events.
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