Report shows British seaside resorts are strong

Report shows British seaside resorts are strong

A new report has revealed that the seaside tourist industry in England and Wales remains a major employer and revenue maker in the UK despite a perception that many resorts are in decline. Researchers at Sheffield Hallam University wanted to discover if seaside towns really were suffering as more Brits head abroad for their holidays. However, results showed that the industry employs 210,000 people, which is more than the motor industry, the aerospace industry, pharmaceuticals or steel. “That a large seaside tourist industry has survived and adapted is good news, not just for seaside towns but for the British economy as a whole,” said Professor Steve Fothergill from Sheffield Hallam’s Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR). “Leisure and tourism is a growing market. What our figures show is that even in the face of stiff competition from holidays abroad, Britain’s seaside towns have been able to retain and even expand much of their core business.” The estimated value to the economy of seaside tourism jobs is around

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