Hotels and swimming pools in the Blue Mountains are being offered free of charge for visitors on the first two days of Christmas, the Scottish Government said on Wednesday.
Tourism and leisure minister Alex Whitehead said the move to offer holiday discounts in the region was part of a wider push to attract more people back to the Blue Mountain resort.
The government said people could book holiday accommodation at the resorts, but only if they paid the booking fee. “
There are areas of the Blue mountains where there are really high unemployment rates, where people are not seeing the economic benefits of coming here and visiting for the holiday season.”
The government said people could book holiday accommodation at the resorts, but only if they paid the booking fee.
The hotels and other resorts offer a free, one-day pass for people who pay the booking fees.
A spokesperson for Tourism Scotland said the free weekend offer would help visitors stay connected with the region’s tourism, cultural and historic heritage.
The tourist agency said it hoped that holiday accommodation would increase visitors’ chances of visiting the Blue-and-white mountains and visiting local attractions.
Traveling with pets is now available at the resort, which opened in the mid-1990s.