Visitors to Scotland are more annoyed by bad Wi-fi than midges
A new survey reflects how demands for modern technology have changed our approach to holidays.
Seventeen per cent of 6,000 people surveyed said a longer stay would have improved their trip the most but there were other, more basic, problems.
Research carried out on behalf of VisitScotland revealed that 10 per cent of tourists said better or free wi-fi would have improved their trip, and nine per cent complained 3G/4G mobile coverage was a letdown.
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Unusually, the absence of midges was just joint tenth on their wishlist, along with less litter, simpler maps and better currency with each scoring only two per cent of the votes.
Scots made up 25 per cent of those questioned in 66 locations throughout the country, with 48 per cent from England and one per cent each for Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Edinburgh was the most visited location, with 40 per cent having been there during their trip. The Highlands and Skye was the second most popular destination at 29 per cent with Glasgow in third place at 22 per cent.
Scotland inspires and captivates the imagination of international visitors
Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop
VisitScotland's 2015 visitor survey also found that Scotland's history motivated 32 per cent of international visitors to travel to the country.
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Speaking ahead of a parliamentary debate on the themed Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: "Scotland inspires and captivates the imagination of international visitors through our history, heritage and archaeology.
Edinburgh was the most visited city
Evidence of our history is edged in our landscape, from surviving Neolithic tombs and homes, to carved stones, to medieval castles, renaissance palaces and some of the finest surviving Georgian urban-planning anywhere in the world.
"With an estimated 50 million people worldwide claiming to have Scottish ancestry, attracting visitors to Scotland to experience our country's history is a growing and important market."
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