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Tourism: Cleethorpes

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 21st January 2008.

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Photo of Shona McIsaac Shona McIsaac Labour, Cleethorpes

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of (a) UK and (b) overseas tourists visiting Cleethorpes in each of the last five years.

Photo of Margaret Hodge Margaret Hodge Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism)

The tables show (a) the number of domestic overnight trips to the Yorkshire region and (b) the number of overseas visits to the Northern Lincolnshire region for the latest years for which data is available.

Information on visits at constituency or ward level by domestic and foreign tourists is not available.

Domestic overnight trips by UK residents( 1)
Yorkshire( 2) (million)
2002 12.2
2003 13.1
2004 10.0
2005 11.9
2006 10.1
(1) The methodology for the UKTS changed in 2005 meaning that comparisons with previous years should be treated with caution. This change occurred as a result of concerns with the quality of 2004 data, which is thought to be an under-representation of the true position.

(2) North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston-upon Hull, North Lincolnshire and North-East Lincolnshire.


UK Tourism Survey (National Tourist Boards)

Overseas visits
Northern Lincolnshire (thousand)
2002 40
2003 30
2004 30
2005 30
2006 50

International Passenger Survey (ONS)

It is not possible to provide a time series for the number of day visits by UK residents there were to Cleethorpes (or the surrounding region) as the survey is run intermittently.

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