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Tourism statistics

We produce reports monitoring visitor and attraction data, ad hoc monitoring and evaluation reports about City events and annual tourism impact reports.

Facts of tourism - headline figures

Global tourism has been severely impacted by Covid-19 since the start of 2020


2019 Figures (pre-Covid)

2020 Figures

Number of visits

21 million

4.6 million

Total visitor spend

£2,104 million

£409 million

Number of overnight stays

1.3 million

0.3 million

Number of day visits

19.7 million

4.3 million

Number of visits to City attractions

7.44 million

1.56 million


City Attraction Monitor

The City Attraction Monitor is produced from statistics collated by RJS Associates from data submitted by attractions across the City – the data is collective, not ascribable to individual attractions. It is solely concerned with comparisons and trends in footfall at the attractions with headline points drawn from this data. These are produced quarterly, feeding into an annual summary report.

Monitoring and evaluation reports for City events

These reports are final monitoring and evaluations and help to demonstrate the effectiveness of our activities and inform our plans for future work in the visitor and cultural context. You can use categories to filter on City Attractions Monitor, Event Evaluation and Facts of Tourism (Annual).