January 2017

Record breaking: Yorkshire tourism spend increased to £194m last summer

Author: White Rose Office Park

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Leeds and the Yorkshire region has continued to see vast economic growth and expansion over the past few years, and the 2016 summer quarter was no exception, with a record number of inbound visitors and a 14% increase in tourism spend on 2015’s figures.

The summer of 2016, from July to September saw inbound visits to the area rise by 12%, to 476,098, and a 21% increase in overnight stays to 4.9 million. Over the same period, spend rose to £194m – the highest for the region since records began in 1961.

Big events and businesses are now looking to Yorkshire as a viable destination, with thanks to the success of events such as the Tour De Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, showcasing the region’s potential and contributing to such a rise last summer. The area is in a fantastic position to continue growth over the coming years, and it’s not just national tourism that’s accountable, with inbound visitors from destinations far and wide such as Germany, Australia and the USA, topping the tables as having the most Yorkshire-bound visitors.

The addition of the expansion of White Rose Shopping Centre is sure to continue to contribute to this fantastic increase, and cement Yorkshire as the perfect destination for both business and leisure.

You can read more on last years rise here

Source: BDaily

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