Independent research commissioned by Visit Herts has revealed an impressive picture of tourism across the county, with more than 25 million visitors making day trips and overnight stays in Hertfordshire.
Tourism supports 38,000 jobs for both local residents, and those living nearby to the county, with the industry accounting for 7% of Hertfordshire’s total employment.
Using the industry-respected Cambridge Economic Impact Model, the research measured the volume and value of tourism in the county in 2015, and the impact of visits and visitors' expenditure on the local economy.
This is the first time that the volume, value and employment of all ten Hertfordshire districts have been included in the countywide research, and the results form a new baseline against which the growth of the county’s visitor economy will be measured for the future.
Read the full press release here.
Read the full report here.