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Destination Performance

(STEAM) Measures the volume and value of tourism activity annually.

 

Economic Impact of Tourism in Durham

 

  • 19.71 million people visited Durham in 2017, up by 2.4% on 2016
  • Overall visitor expenditure was £866.71 million, up by 4.9% on 2016
  • The number of people employed in tourism is 11,682 (FTEs), up by 4.7% on 2016

 

Economic Impact of Tourism in Durham City

 

  • 4.29 million people visited Durham City in 2017, up by 2.9% on 2016
  • Overall visitor expenditure was £215.99 million, up by 6.2% on 2016
  • The number of people employed in tourism is 2,760 (FTEs), up by 4.9% on 2016

 

Economic Impact of Tourism in The Durham Coast

 

  • 3.23 million people visited The Durham Coast in 2017, up by 2.2% on 2016
  • Overall visitor expenditure was £127.44 million, up by 3% on 2016
  • The number of people employed in tourism is 1,638 (FTEs), up by 2.9% on 2016

 

Economic Impact of Tourism in The Durham Dales

 

  • 2.59 million people visited The Durham Dales in 2017, up by 2.6% on 2016
  • Overall visitor expenditure was £157.46 million, up by 6.8% on 2016
  • The number of people employed in tourism is 2,936 (FTEs), up by 5.9% on 2016

 

Economic Impact of Tourism in The Vale of Durham

 

  • 9.60 million people visited The Vale of Durham in 2017, up by 2.2% on 2016
  • Overall visitor expenditure was £363.90 million, up by 3.5% on 2016
  • The number of people employed in tourism is 4,868 (FTEs), up by 4.2% on 2016

 

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