MUSIC TOURISM’ S CONTRIBUTION TO THE UK ECONOMY OCTOBER 201 3
The UK has a whole range of assets -beautiful beaches, the Royal Family, ancient castles, unrivalled museums and art galleries – working in its favour. They all sell Britain and boost the tourist industry.
That sector’s economic impact on the UK economy is regularly researched and documented. The visitor economy is worth £115bn annually and employs 2.6 million people .
1.Earlier this year the Office for National Statistics revealed the UK tourism sector recorded the strongest levels of spend and visitor numbers since 2008.
2. A year after Britain hosted the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, inbound tourism proved it is one of the UK’s key growth markets: 15.2 million visitors flocked to the country in the first half of 2013 (an increase of 4% on the same period the previous year).
Fonte: UK Music