The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about tourism-related jobs in Preston. (169677)
The latest available data, from the 2002 Annual Business Inquiry, shows that the total number of jobs in tourism related industries in Preston was 5,500. This total is obtained by combining figures for those working in the following industries, as identified by Standard Industrial Classification 2003:
hotels restaurants bars activities of travel agencies library, archives museums etc sporting activities other recreational activities.