- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Press Releases
Mike Hedges welcomes Figures which reveal summer tourism boom
The latest figures show that the tourism industry in Wales had an exceptionally busy summer as day visit figures reveal big increases.
Mike said… ‘I welcome these figures which confirm that 2016 has been a boom year for tourisim in Wales. I am confident that this has also led to an increase in tourism in Swansea.’
The Great Britain Day Visits Survey shows that the number of tourism day visits made to Wales in the 12 months ending September 2016 has increased by more than 28% compared to the previous 12 months, while the amount spent has increased by 40%.
There were 95.2 million tourism day visits to Wales, with an associated spend of £3,609 million.
Spend per visit is now higher in Wales than in GB as a whole, with an average spend of £38 per visit in Wales, compared with £34 per visit across GB.
The figures can be found here.