Northern Powerhouse

Northern Powerhouse reports rise in visitor numbers

Overnight stays in the Northern Powerhouse regions have increased by 4.3% in the six months to June 2018, according to the latest research.

A study by Visit England found that overall visitor numbers across the whole of the Northern Powerhouse region had increased by around 5% in a year.

The research also found that eight of the 10 most-visited cities and towns in England were in the Northern Powerhouse.

Meanwhile, a total of £2.3bn has been spent by visitors, an increase on last year. 

Jake Berry MP, Northern Powerhouse minister, said: “As a proud northerner, I’m delighted to see that thousands more people are flocking to the North to share in the culture, natural beauty and entertainment attractions.

“There’s lots going on for families thanks to investment in landmark seaside attractions like the Spanish City in Whitley Bay and the Blackpool Illuminations in Lancashire, supported by our Coastal Communities Fund.

“As people visit the Northern Powerhouse, they’re spending billions of pounds too, which means more money for smaller businesses and this protects jobs. 

“I’d encourage more people to visit the North and see for themselves why it’s such a great place to enjoy and do business.”

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