Value of Lincoln tourism rises to over £58m

Historic Lincoln was one of the most successful areas for tourism last year as the county saw an increase in the value of the sector.

In 2014 more than 1.5 million people visited the city bringing £58.8 million to the economy through tourism alone – nearly an 8% rise on the previous year.

According to figures provided by Global Tourism Solutions, using a Scarborough Tourism Economic Activity Monitor (STEAM), Lincolnshire has seen a near 6% increase in the value of tourism compared to 2013, rising from £1.2 billion to £1.3 billion.

Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This is fantastic news for the county. Tourism is a key industry for Lincolnshire’s economy, and we’re working hard to attract even more visitors.

“These figures show that our efforts, and those of our partners, are paying dividends.

“I’m confident this trend will continue, and that next year’s figures will be even better as we see the impact of the new-look Lincoln Castle and Magna Carta 800 celebrations.”

“We welcome the government’s commitment to strengthening the UK’s tourism economy and are determined that Lincolnshire will be at the forefront.

“One of the key opportunities coming up is the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower in 2020.

“We’ll be working closely with partners to showcase the county’s connections to this important event, bringing new visitors in from across the globe.”