I am writing a report explaining the importance of UK visitor attractions to tourism. In my report I will be including statistics and data to support my explanation.
Attracting Visitors from overseas
For overseas visitors, United Kingdom is a popular destination. This is because the UK has cultural and heritage attractions that appeals to the overseas visitors. Overseas visitor attractions have to be aware of the overseas markets that are 67%, as they have to make sure that their marketing activities are attracting the overseas visitors.
Top 10 visits 2008 (million) | % of all visits | Top 10 spend 2008 (£ million) | % of all spend | France 3.6 | 11.4 | USA 2223 | 13.6 | Irish Republic 3.1 | 9.6 | Germany 1125 | 6.9 | USA 3.0 | 9.3 | France 1053 | 6.5 | Germany 2.9 | 9.1 | Irish Republic 983 | 6.0 | Spain 2.0 | 6.2 | Spain 815 | 5.0 | Netherlands 1.8 | 5.7 | Italy 809 | 5.0 | Italy 1.6 | 5.1 | Australia 769 | 4.7 | Poland 1.5 | 4.7 | Canada 522 | 3.2 | Belgium 1.0 | 3.0 | Netherlands 700 | 4.3 | Australia 1.0 | 3.0 | Poland 508 | 3.1 |
This table shows the trends of the inbound visitors from 2001 and 2011. However there was an decrease in the number of visitor to the UK , but slowly the number of visitors increased in 2011.There was an increase of visitors as it was the royal wedding. This means that the inbound visitors are interested in cultural and heritage. This table also shows that after a long period of time the average spending per visit was under £500, but in the last five years there has been an increase.
London is the main destination that is attracted inbound visitors to the UK. In 2011 there were 15.3 million visitors that spent money in the UK. The total of the percentage that inbound visitors spent was 52%. However the whole of England attracted 13 million