Impact of new restrictions on tourism in the South
Thank you to everyone who took part in our latest survey.
83 businesses responded and the results clearly demonstrate how financially crippling the lockdowns are on us in the South.
These stark results are being presented to the First Minister today during her meeting with the Scottish Tourism Alliance to demonstrate how our industry in the South, sandwiched between the Central Belt in Tier 3 and England’s lockdown, is directly impacted, yet as our region is in Tier 2, we are left high and dry with no requisite financial support.
94% of businesses have had cancellations with a third (34%) seeing between 90% and 100% of bookings disappearing.
Collectively this means a loss of £1,002,500 across all businesses surveyed, an average of £6,680 per business, with some (4%) individually seeing over £60,000 lost.
As a result, almost half (49%) of businesses have already closed or are left with no other alternative than to close.
We will continue to represent the issues and needs of tourism and hospitality in the South at the very highest level, so your continued support and feedback are greatly appreciated.