LEP Sector Group - Tourism (Visitor Economy)
The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Tourism Sector Group, led by local councils, is a highly effective network supporting a sector which employs 55,000 locally.
The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Sector Groups bring together business people from companies of all sizes across the supply chain to find ways to support businesses in their sector to grow and add value. Sector Groups deal directly with key concerns such as access to road networks, skills, broadband, bidding for and influencing public funding and investments. Sector Groups are open to anyone in the sector interested in assisting the sustainable growth of local businesses.
Some Key facts about the West of England's visitor economy:
•3 million overnight tourist visits per year to the West of England
•28 million day visitors
•£1.8 billion annual expenditure by tourists
•Direct tourism gross value added of £0.95 billion
•55,000 people employed in tourism
•3.2 million visits to the top ten visitor attractions
Tourism Sector Group chairperson: Colin Clark