Tourism boost to Northumberland County revealed

Published on : Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The annual Northumberland report on the monetary effect of tourism has been disclosed, highlighting the huge cash injection visitors brought while exploring the county last year.

 

The research highlights that the visitor economy in Northumberland is constantly growing every year, with the report unveiling the county welcomed 10.48million visitors during 2018, a 2% increase on 2017.

 

To quote Cris Brown, operations manager at Northumberland Tourism, “We are delighted that the hard work and dedication from everyone involved within Northumberland’s tourism industry has once again driven such positive results.”

 

“Working closely with Northumberland County Council and partners throughout the county the ongoing challenge is to ensure that this year on year growth is managed sustainably so that Northumberland remains a place that both our residents and visitors alike can enjoy and be proud of.”

 

To quote Cath Homer, cabinet member for Culture, Arts, Leisure and Tourism at Northumberland County Council, “Tourism continues to be a major economic driver for Northumberland and to have broken through the £1billion visitor spend figure is brilliant news for the county.”

 

“Northumberland really is in the spotlight at the moment with a number of exciting accolades, most notably the British Travel Awards Gold from last year. These figures demonstrate the continued growth in tourism and the hard work and dedication of everyone working in the industry.”

 

“Our Discover our Land campaign aims to build on these credentials and raise the profile of the county even further to ensure that we continue to be the number one destination of choice.”

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