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From Michael Berriman | Wednesday 21 November 2018

Report shows that the city is continuing to capitalise on its impressive growth in the tourism sector.

Hull New Theatre is one of Hull's most popular tourist attractions.

Tourism in Hull is continuing to grow, with the city’s visitor economy worth more than £300 million in 2017.

The report, from Visit Hull and East Yorkshire, shows that the city is continuing to capitalise on its impressive growth in the tourism sector. For the past 10 years, the visitor economy has seen unprecedented growth when compared to other cities and regions across the country.

The latest figures show that tourism was worth £313m to the city last year, with the tourism sector employing 6,735 people. In 2012, the value of tourism was £245m and the sector employed 5,297 people. 

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Value of Tourism

£245m 

£260m

£265m

£274m

£285m

£313m

Volume of
Total Visits

4,768,100

4,752,000

4,865,000

5,074,900

5,651,400

6,200,000

Overnight Trips

368,100

352,000

365,000

374,900

360,400

416,000

International Overnights

33,100

34,500

36,000

36,900

39,400

44,000

Visitor Nights

1,298,000

1,287,000

1,357,000

1,429,000

1,462,000

1,601,000

Overnight Visitor Spend

£57m

£56m

£57m

£58m

£58m

£61.1m

International Overnight Visitor Spend

£14.2m

£15.7m

£16m

£16.5m

£18.1m

£18m

Day Trips

4.4m

4.4m

4.5m

4.7m

5.3m

5.8m

Day Visitor Spend

£125.4m

£139.2m

£142.3m

£148.8m

£158.4m

£178.1m

Total Actual
Tourism Jobs

5,297

5,610

5,721

5,915

6,146

6,735

Councillor Dave Craker, portfolio holder for culture and tourism, said: “The city has seen unprecedented growth in both visitor numbers and visitor spend, continuing the trend of Hull’s visitor economy growing year on year over the last 10 years.

“I’m pleased to see that the tourism sector has seen a significant rise in real jobs and now employs 6,735 people. “The report shows that Hull is positioning itself as a world-class visitor destination.”


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Hull City Council, Guildhall,
Hull, East Yorkshire,
HU1 2AA,
UK

01482 300 301

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