Scotland's tourism sector contributes some £3 billion to the Scottish economy and employs currently employs around 188 thousand people. Lanarkshire itself is currently home to more than 2,000 tourism-related business employing more than 20,000 people - 10% of total employment in the Scottish tourism industry.
People visit Lanarkshire to enjoy its wealth of attractions: fun, sporting, historical, cultural, retail or gourmet. When combined with Lanarkshire's central location and its importance as a business destination, the area represents a significant investment opportunity for the tourist sector.
With investment of £1.2 million pounds in dedicated area marketing, Lanarkshire is firmly focused on increasing visitor numbers by 6%, attracting families, pand positioning the area as a fun place to be.
There is also growing recognition among International hotel operators of the benefits of Lanarkshire's location and in terms of connectivity, available workforce and customer base.
"As Scotland's most stylish hotel, we're proud to be in Lanarkshire. Recruitment has been incredibly successful, with the majority of our workforce based in the local area. The appetite for work from applicants and the fantastic work ethic of our new recruits has been overwhelming."
Ken McCulloch, owner of Dakota, Lanarkshire
Lanarkshire's attractions include Strathclyde Park, Chatelherault Country Park, Bothwell Castle, The Scottish Museum of Country Life, Time Capsule, M&D's Scotland's Largest Theme Park, the David Livingstone Memorial, The Clyde Valley, The Antonine Wall, New Lanark World Heritage Site, and Hamilton Race Course.
Source more information at www.visitlanarkshire.com