The Anonymous Widower

Tourism Will Increase by 60%

This report was on the Press Association web site.

The value of tourism to the UK economy is set to rise by more than 60% to £188 billion by 2020, according to a report.

The number of jobs supported by tourism is predicted to increase by 264,000 to 2.89 million in the next 10 years, the report commissioned by VisitBritain added.

The amount of spending per year by overseas residents is likely to almost double from £16 billion now to £31 billion in 2020.

It is all good news, but are places like Middlesbrough ready for it.  In my travels recently, London, East Suffolk and Newcastle certainly are.

July 23, 2010 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,

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