Key Sectors

Tourism


Land costs is competitively cheaper than Aberdeen, Fife, Dundee

Tourism is worth over £240m to the Angus economy

Employment

Visitors support almost 4,000 FTE jobs

Angus Accommodation Audit

On average, visitors stay 4.2 nights, spending £30m on accommodation

Tourism is a priority sector for Angus, contributing £240 million to local economy and supporting 3,883 full-time equivalent jobs.

The Business Angus team work with the tourism sector to showcase the assets of Angus to visitors; improve the capability and capacity of the sector; enhance the visitor experience and maximise the potential of tourism driven by new developments and key events.

We co-ordinate the Visit Angus destination marketing campaign to raise the profile of Angus locally, nationally and internationally.

In April 2019, a new Angus Tourism Framework was launched which was produced in collaboration with tourism businesses and key stakeholders including VisitScotland and the Angus Tourism Cooperative. The framework has identified five priority themes as follows:

  • Industry Leadership & Collaboration
  • Pride of Place
  • Data & Insights
  • Product & Experience Development
  • Marketing

To keep up to date with the latest business and funding opportunities, news and events, sign up to receive the monthly tourism enewsletter.

If you would like to get involved with any of the working groups, please get in touch.

Regional Tourism

The four local authorities (Angus Council, Dundee City Council, Fife Council and Perth & Kinross Council), Scottish Enterprise and VisitScotland are working together to support the growth of the tourism sector across the region. A new regional tourism strategy has been developed following consultation with tourism businesses and organisations, which aims to grow the volume and value of the visitor economy in the Tay Cities region.

Tourism Familiarisation Visits

In 2019, a series of industry familiarisation drop-in sessions will take place across Angus.

These sessions provide a flexible way for businesses to find out about the range of things to see and do in the area, so that they can then pass this information on to visitors looking for suggestions.

We would encourage you to take some time to go and visit the venues taking part and find out what they have to offer.

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