Luxury hotel news - England, Wales & Scotland
25 February 2011
UK visitor attractions received a boost in 2010
People staying at accommodation in the Cotswolds and other parts of the UK were keen to visit attractions last year, new figures have revealed.
In 2010, there was a 0.38 per cent increase in the number of people heading to tourist destinations, the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) found.
Furthermore, it discovered that locations that had featured in TV shows and films drew in the crowds, as people were keen to see what they are like in real life.
Robin Broke, director of ALVA, commented: "The tourism industry is of huge value to the UK economy, and financially it represents an excellent return on investment.
"It is a great creator of employment, particularly for young people."
Earlier this year, VisitBritain discovered exactly what foreign tourists most like to do when they come to the UK, which included heading to Welsh castles and Buckingham Palace.
Hotels in this region
- Cotswolds (Stow-on-the-Wold)
- Fosse Manor Hotel
- Cotswolds (Gloucester)
- Hatherley Manor Hotel