New statistics have revealed tourism along with the wider visitor economy in Nottinghamshire saw a wholesome increase 2017.
The latest Scarborough Tourism Business activities Monitor (STEAM) report 2017 revealed the amount of visitors to metropolis and county increased by 1.Three percent to 35.89 million in 2017, up from 35.42 million in 2016. The value of tourism into the local Nottinghamshire economy also saw development of 3.6 percent to £1.814 billion as compared with £1.751 billion the previous year.
As well as the total number of tourists increasing, the info also shown that the common spend per trip in Nottinghamshire had also risen, up by 2.2 percent to £50.54 as compared to £49.43 in 2016.
Overall, Nottingham City showed the strongest visitor boost the county. The value of tourism was up 4.One percent to £628.82 million from £604.24 million in 2016, as the worth of overnight stays increased by 4.2 percent to £254.24 million when compared with £244.04 million the prior year.
Brendan Moffett, Us president of selling NG, said: “The modern STEAM report demonstrates continued growth for Nottinghamshire’s visitor economy in 2017.
“We feel there are a variety of contributory factors in order to those good results. As the official Destination Marketing Organisation with the region, we invested heavily inside a major new website Visit-Nottinghamshire.co.uk and have absolutely worked closely with his 450 Tourism member organisations to increase promote the sale and to help the visitor experience.
“Highlights in 2017 included the globe without Dinosaurs of China at Wollaton along with the re-opening from the National Justice Museum following a £1million Heritage Lottery Fund supported project.”
Cllr Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Localities, said: “It’s pleasing to find out the valuation on visitor economy for the city has yet again increased – now by 4.1% which is now worth £629 million annually.
“It is really an important contributor towards local jobs and inspiring additional secondary expenditure for city’s wider retail, food and beverage offers. To help support our vibrant city, Nottingham City Council carries on promote a wide range of annual events and activities and also the investment now being stated in Nottingham Castle; can be looking to further develop this important aspect your local economy.”
Richard Johal, Chair of Nottingham Hospitality Association, said: “The good results from the latest STEAM report mirror the significant improvements Nottingham’s hospitality sector has faced during the last two years.
“The sheer number of venues has grown as well as company’s product improved, with a lot of of Nottingham’s hotels recently completing refurbishments and upgrades. Even though the Nottingham hospitality economy continues to grow, the town still offers incredible value and there’s always something ideal for all tastes and budgets.”
Jeff Allen, chairman of Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID), said: “Given that the role of your BID will be to try to make Nottingham city a destination preferred by, it is actually particularly encouraging to check out metropolis showing the best visitor growth. There is no doubt that city centres should are more than only shopping centres in order to survive and, currently, Nottingham have been adapting well.”