How are your visitor numbers compared to same quarter last year? (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Respondents)

    The Industry Perspective

    VisitScotland Tourism Barometer Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2019: Visitor Numbers

    Source: VisitScotland Tourism Barometer

    The Tourism Industry Barometer is a nationwide survey conducted on a quarterly basis. The survey is a partnership between VisitScotland, local councils and destination organisations. The results are used at a regional level to provide feedback to businesses on how tourism in our area is performing.

    49 respondents from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire gave feedback on Quarter 1 2019 (January to March inclusive).

    Nearly one-third of respondents stated that visitor numbers were up in comparison to the same period for 2018 (January to March). This closely mirrored the figure for Scotland as a whole, see below.

    Locally, fewer businesses stated that visitor numbers were similar, almost 10% points less than the national picture. Also, a greater % of local businesses reported a decline in visitor numbers this quarter than the Scotland-wide sample, again a difference of 10% points.

    Up: 34.04%

    Similar: 33.59%

    Down: 26.05%

    Business closed this quarter: 6.32%

    The Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire sample is relatively small so do treat results with some caution.

     

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