Tourism Records - 13th February 2015
Good news from the industry - 2014 was officially recognised as the busiest year ever for UK tourism, breaking all previous records. According to the latest International Passenger Survey records from the Office of National Statistics, inbound visits to England rose by a massive 6% year on year to 34.8 million in 2014. And spending by overseas visitors rose by 3% on 2013 figures topping a whopping £21.7bn.
And the good news for our own Hospitality and Leisure sector is that it's not all focused on London! In a bid to promote the rest of the country, VisitEngland recently launched its Countryside is GREAT campaign in a bid to promote tourism outside of London and is hoping this will attract further spending in 2015.
Fingers crossed for continued growth in 2015!