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Scotland is in line for a tourism boom

Scotland's number of overseas visitors is rising faster than the UK average, according to a study by Barclays.

The study predicts spending by visitors from overseas will rise by 40% by 2017.Tourists from the US are expected to remain the biggest spenders, ahead of those from Germany and France. By 2017, Scotland is predicted to earn a total of £2.3bn a year from overseas tourism.

This year's programme of global events in Scotland, including the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, would be bolstered by a rapid growth in spending among tourists from emerging economies and loosening visa restrictions.

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