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Saturday, September 9, 2023

County's tourism sector shows record economic growth


* Llangollen is one the county's premier tourist spots.

STEAM (Scarborough Tourism Economic Activity Monitor) figures for 2022 show a considerable rise in the economic impact of tourism for the county. 

Figures show that tourism generated £628m in 2022, besting the pre-covid 2019 number of £552m by almost 14%. 

The number of staying visitors also increased in comparison to 2019, with 1.64 million deciding to stay within the county in 2022, an increase of 3.1%. 

Total visitor numbers were up by 0.6% in comparison to the 2019 pre-pandemic numbers, with 6.03 million visiting Denbighshire in 2022. 

The numbers show that the tourism sector is bouncing back well, with the number of staying visitors up by 56.1% in 2022, when compared with the 2021 figures. 

Councillor Jason McLellan, Leader of the Council and Lead Member for Economic Growth & Tackling Deprivation said: “These figures are very welcome and demonstrate the importance of tourism to the local economy and the resilience of this sector in what has been a challenging period for the industry.”

Councillor Win Mullen James, Lead Member for Local Development and Planning said: “Our coastal and rural attractions have both demonstrated strong increases in economic impact in comparison with 2021 improving by 40% and 50% respectively. This underlines how strong the tourism offer is throughout the county.”


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