National Insights

Tourism in England contributes £106bn to the British economy (GDP) when direct and indirect impacts are taken into account, supporting 2.6 million jobs.

When only direct impacts are taken into account (i.e. excluding aspects such as the supply chain), the contribution is £48bn, with 1.4 million jobs directly supported. There are some 5,000 to 6,000 visitor attractions in England, 33,374 serviced accommodation establishments offering 786,775 bedrooms and 1,768,795 bedspaces, and 31,845 non-serviced accommodation businesses offering 1,401,716 bedspaces.

In 2019, tourism volumes and spending:

• £19.5 billion was spent by British residents on 99.1 million overnight trips in England, equating to 290.3 million nights away from home.
• £56.5 billion was spent on 1.4 billion domestic tourism day trips
• £24.8 billion was spent by inbound visitors, who made 36.1 million trips and stayed for 252.4 million nights

Find out more on the Visit Britain website.