Visitors to Glasgow can now get their hands on a free tourism guide to help them make the most of their time in Scotland’s largest city.
Produced by Landmark Press with support from Glasgow Life, half a million copies of the new ‘Welcome to Glasgow’ guide can be found in hotels, restaurants and visitor attractions across the city.
To be published annually, the A5-sized multilingual guide shines a spotlight on Glasgow’s world-class museums and galleries, rich architectural heritage, year-round major events programme, unrivalled shopping provision and thriving restaurants, bars and nightlife.
It includes a map of the city and is aimed at helping domestic and international tourists discover the best of what Glasgow has to offer, with content translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Chinese.
Glasgow attracts more than two million tourists each year who spend over £700m. The city’s ambitious Tourism and Visitor Plan to 2023 is focused on increasing that number to three million within the next five years and strengthening Glasgow’s reputation among its key international markets as a cultural powerhouse and the gateway to Scotland.
Just last month, Time Out Magazine named Glasgow in the top 10 of its 48 best destinations in the world for 2019 as well as first for both friendliness and affordability.
Launching the guide the city’s Lord Provost, Eva Bolander, said: “I’m very excited about the Welcome to Glasgow guide. It’s a great way to connect with our visitors and highlights the very best that Glasgow has to offer; from our cultural attractions and rich history to unbeatable shopping and vibrant night-time economy.
“Glasgow is a world-class and first choice tourism city as our recent Time Out accolade shows. We’re open, friendly and affordable and this new guide will only enhance our visitor experience, providing useful information as well as attractive offers and discounts.”
Edinburgh-based Landmark Press produces a similar Welcome to Edinburgh guide, which has proved popular with tourists and the city’s tourism and hospitality industry for more than two decades. During last summer’s Edinburgh Festival, some 18,000 copies of the guide were picked up daily by visitors.
Landmark Press’ Taj Singh, said: “Having received many requests for a local guidebook from Glasgow’s visitor attractions and accommodation suppliers over the years, we’re delighted to be launching the very first edition of our Welcome to Glasgow guide in time for Easter.
“Glasgow is one of the UK’s leading tourist destinations with so much to offer visitors. It’s also a city renowned for its friendliness and warm welcome, so introducing half a million free guides in seven languages will only add to that welcome and make it easier for visitors to make the most of their time here.”
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