Tourism

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 18th March 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate his Department has made of the total net economic effect of foreign tourists visiting (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) the UK in each year since 2010.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Office for National Statistics only holds data on the Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK’s economy in 2013 at a regional level. They also document the UK’s GVA every year at a national level (shown in the table below). They do not hold GVA information at a city level. In 2013, the GVA for tourism in the West Midlands was 3.76bn.

Direct Tourism GVA in the UK:

Year

UK

2009

£44.6bn

2010

£49bn

2011

£53bn

2012

£57.3bn

2013

£59bn

2014

£60.4bn

2015

£64.6bn

2016

£68.3bn

2017

£67.7bn (Provisional)

2018

Not available yet

The following table outlines the international visitor spend in the locations requested:

Year

West Midlands

UK

2009

£594.5m

£16.5bn

2010

£549.2m

£16.8bn

2011

£570.6m

£17.9bn

2012

£577.9m

£18.5bn

2013

£843.2m

£21.1bn

2014

£761.3m

£21.7bn

2015

£816.2m

£21.9bn

2016

£854.7m

£22.4bn

2017

£806.9m

£24.4bn

2018

Not available yet

Not available yet

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