Latest tourism figures show the sector is booming

The Roaches, Staffordshire

The start of the year is traditionally one of the busiest times for travel companies as the UK’s tourism sector continues to do very well with record numbers of visitors continuing to visit England.

But the tourism sector is also really important for us here in Staffordshire and our latest tourism figures published this week make good reading. Not only is the sector now worth £1.8bn, up from £1.7bn in the previous year but it supports almost 32,000 jobs for local people. It’s now our fourth largest employment sector.

We have also seen a steady increase in the number of staycations, where day-trippers and overnight visitors come to the county which is something we are working hard with our partners to promote.

This also helps keep local businesses busy which is good for our economy. Staffordshire has way too much to offer just for one day and that’s why we are promoting Staffordshire as a great short break destination.

So whether it’s our thrilling theme parks you love, captivating countryside or eye-opening history and heritage, we have it all. And, with the February half term holidays coming up soon, there’s a perfect opportunity to get out and explore it.

You can see what’s available on the Enjoy Staffordshire website.

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