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More city breakers booking flights to Scotland

More city breakers booking flights to Scotland

Increasing numbers of people booked flights to Edinburgh and Glasgow in the year to September thanks to the strength of the euro.

This is according to findings from Deloitte, which revealed that the Scottish cities were the only destinations in Europe to show positive occupancy growth during the period.

Tourism organisation VisitScotland believes that the ‘staycation’ trend and a strong events calendar in both cities has given Scotland a "competitive advantage".

"The strength of the euro has helped to position Scotland as a strong destination for our domestic tourists who may have traditionally holidayed abroad and who have chosen to holiday at home for increased value for money," a VisitScotland spokeswoman said.

She went on to say that both Glasgow and Edinburgh have a "vast range of things to do" from festivals to music, arts and cultural events and activities.

Such is Scotland’s value for money that European visitors can expect the euro to stretch 30 percent further than it did this time last year.

According to recent figures from the Office for National Statistics, the number of Brits travelling abroad fell by 14 percent in the 12 months to September compared to the same period in 2008.