Scottish tourism is constantly evolving, with exciting new trends emerging each year.
Based on continuous horizon scanning methods, our annual trends reports are designed to inspire those in the tourism industry to think about its future and how to benefit from engaging with these developments.
Scroll down to see our latest trends paper for 2020 - Travelling towards transformational tourism. You can also find previous annual trends papers on topics including wellness, digital trends, wild camping and mod-stalgia.
Latest Trends Papers
Travelling towards transformational tourism
Our 2020 Trends Paper will be an opportunity to look ahead to the mega drivers that will influence tourist behaviour for the next ten years. We will also be reviewing the period from 2010 and how behaviours have changed. For this year our annual trends explore the main theme underlying consumer decisions: sustainability.
Wellness, the art of now, sensory tourism, new society norms
Many countries are increasingly marketing wellness as part of their product portfolio. With Scotland's abundant assets of natural landscape, culture, food & drink and heritage, combined with a varied and vibrant tourism industry, we are well-placed to embrace and capitalise on the global movement that is wellness tourism.
Còsagach, elemental tourism, digital trends
For those who come to Scotland to do one of the many outdoor pursuits, having a warm and snug place to come back to after a long and tiring day completes the visitor experience. Scotland's varied and picturesque landscape, as well as its diversity for activities during the different seasons, allows it to be a 365-day-a-year visitor destination.