New figures have shown that the value of Lincolnshire’s tourism industry has increased by a further 7.3 percent, reaching £1.47 billion in 2017.
The latest figures released by STEAM show that in 2017 the county attracted more than 20m visitors – a three percent rise on the previous year. The rise has also helped increase the value of the county’s visitor economy by around 30 percent over the last five years.
Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economy and Place, said: “Tourism is a key industry for the county economy, employing around 19,500 people.
“We’re working hard to attract even more visitors, and over the last couple of years we’ve dramatically improved what we have to offer.
“As a result, not only has the number of day-visitors increased by around 450,000, the number of people staying for longer has increased by around 160,000 too, a 5 per cent rise.
“And with the Mayflower 400 celebrations in 2020 and much more on the horizon, I’m confident our tourism economy will continue to thrive in the years to come.”