05 Mar 2012

The Scottish National Party MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, John Mason, has given his support to Scottish Tourism Week which takes place between 6th and 13th of March. The event seeks to raise the profile of tourism within Scotland and highlights tourism’s multi-billion contribution to the Scottish economy and employment of over 220,000 people in 20,000 businesses.

Welcoming the efforts to promote tourism, the SNP’s John Mason MSP, said:

“Scottish Tourism Week highlights a key economic sector in Scotland. Tourism continues to develop as a major area for growth in Scotland and in Glasgow in particular, where we have a tremendous wealth of attractions, historic sites and world class architecture.

“Even here in the East End, there is a lot to be excited about. Just recently we had Celtic Connections at St Andrews Square, which was superb, and we’re thoroughly looking forward to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Locally there are plenty of places to visit like Glasgow’s Peoples’ Palace and Glasgow Green, so I would highly recommend folk to get stuck in and enjoy what will be a fantastic week to promote Scottish tourism”.

“We in Scotland sometimes take for granted the excellent environment we all enjoy every day. Increasingly though, we need to exploit every opportunity to attract visitors from the UK and the rest of the world to our nation to contribute to our economy.

“Scottish Tourism week does an excellent job in underlining the important role that tourism plays in the development of our nation and I am delighted to have been involved.”