Boost to Hull's tourism trade

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.

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.”

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Value of Tourism

£245 Million

£260 Million

£265 Million

£274 Million

£285 Million

£313 Million

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

£57 Million

£56 Million

£57 Million

£58 Million

£58 Million

£61.1 Million

International Overnight Visitor Spend

£14.2 Million

£15.7 Million

£16 Million

£16.5 Million

£18.1 Million

£18 Million

Day Trips

4.4 Million

4.4 Million

4.5 Million

4.7 Million

5.3 Million

5.8 Million

Day Visitor Spend

£125.4 Million

£139.2 Million

£142.3 Million

£148.8 Million

£158.4 Million

£178.1 Million

Total Actual

Tourism Jobs

5,297

5,610

5,721

5,915

6,146

6,735

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