Day trips reach record high in 2016
VisitEngland says that British tourists spent a record-breaking £45.3billion on day trips across England in the first eleven months of 2016; a new record for its regular survey. January to November 2016 also saw the highest number of day trips taken in the first eleven months of the year with 1.35 billion visits in England.
The figures show that the number of domestic tourism day trips in England from January to November were up 14 per cent on the same period the previous year with spend up 7 per cent, both records for the first eleven months of the year.
“It is great to see more people getting out and exploring the huge range of quality destinations and tourism products on offer right across the country,” says
VisitEngland chief executive Sally Balcombe. “There is nowhere like England when it comes to incredible experiences on your doorstep.”
New day trip offerings for 2017, according to VisitEngland, include: Hull – the UK City of Culture 2017; 2017 World Athletics Championships and World Para Athletics Championships in July and August ; 2017 ICC Champions Trophy in June at grounds in Cardiff, London and Birmingham; 25th anniversary of the Premier League; 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s Cricket Ground; New Hadrian’s Cavalry exhibition; and the British Music Experience, which moves from London to a new permanent attraction at the historic Cunard Building on Liverpool’s Pier Head, opening in February.