English Tourism Week 2020
An annual celebration of English tourism, English Tourism Week highlights the importance, value and vast contribution of the sector makes to the UK economy. Visit England are honoured to have the patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales. This year marks the first “virtual” English Tourism Week and will take place from 25 to 31 May.
To celebrate the week, we will be sharing with you some of Doncaster's most loved destinations. over on our social media channels @visitdoncaster so be sure to go give us a like.
Facts about English Tourism:
English tourism directly employ more than 2.6m people and generate over £106 billion a year for the British economy.
English destinations are also a huge draw for overseas visits – in the first nine months of 2019 there were a record 12.6 million visits to English regions outside London. International visitors spent £6.25 billion across England’s regions during this period.
Domestic tourism in England is also driving growth and supporting jobs. In the first 11 months of 2019 there were 43 million domestic holiday trips in England, with these holidaymakers spending over £10 billion in the same period
Tourism delivers economic growth in every city, local authority, and region, benefitting local communities and the wider economy.
Impact of Covid-19 on the Tourism Industry:
The tourism industry, as I'm sure you can imagine, has been massively impacted by this global pandemic and it is important now more than ever for us all to support the industry in any way we can. You may not be able to visit our pubs, restaurants, hotels and attractions at the moment but you can support them in other ways such as engaging with them on social media, liking their pages and giving them a follow.