Greater Lincolnshire is filled with heritage, market towns and areas of beauty which is why the Visitor Economy is worth more than £1billion!

It is easy to understand why tourists flock to Greater Lincolnshire. With Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle in the heart of the city; and the surrounding areas filled with market towns, ancient monuments and sites of scientific interests. What’s more, Greater Lincolnshire boasts Victorian architecture and coastal resorts too. Lincoln city was voted in the top 20 places to visit in the World in 2015, which is why the 39,000 people employed in the industry are so important to the region.

Visitor Economy

The visitor economy is worth more than £1 billion and employs around 39,000 jobs.

Across Greater Lincolnshire, the visitor economy is worth more than £1 billion and employs around 39,000 jobs. Its tourism product is built on the distinctive features of the Greater Lincolnshire area i. e. its coastline, its cultural heritage in terms of attractions e. g. Lincoln Cathedral and Castle, market towns, and attractive Victorian architecture in towns like Stamford. In terms of coastal resorts Greater Lincolnshire boasts both Skegness and Cleethorpes. Skegness, home of Butlins, is the 4th most popular tourist holiday resort according to Visit England, whilst Cleethorpes, with its tourism product based on its past reputation as an elegant Victorian resort, enjoys a coast light railway, seafront gardens, and Pleasure Island. In addition to this, Greater Lincolnshire also has over 550km2 of outstanding natural beauty in the form of the Wolds, has over 600 ancient monuments, and more than 120 sites of special scientific interest. According to the latest figures released by Global Tourism UK the number of visitors and the amount of revenue and employment supported by tourism in Lincolnshire increased in 2012. The number of tourists who visited the County of Lincolnshire increased from 17 million in 2011 to 17. 4 million in 2012. Looking to Northern Lincolnshire, total income from visitor spend is in the region of £200m per year with North East Lincolnshire alone attracting between 4 and 5 million visitors a year. This creates approximately £100m of economic value in the local economy with around 65% of this estimated to accrue to North East Lincolnshire.

 

 

 

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Just a few of the employers operating in VISITOR ECONOMY

Lincolnshire Showground

Home of the historical Lincolnshire Show, our incredibly diverse venue is so much more than just a showground. For more than 125 years our business has been a pinnacle within the community, providing the perfect space and flexibility for a whole host of events.

Countryside North,Visitor Economy

Uncle Henry's

All of our efforts would not be possible without our dedicated team who are local people themselves and are essential to our business success. We recruit people who are passionate about food and our business. Over the years, we have established managers of the three core budget departments; shop, café and butchery. We invest in their training and development and make Uncle Henry’s an enjoyable place to work. Training requirements are tailored to the individual at management level and our front of house team have an on-going customer service development training programme. 

Agri-Food,Visitor Economy

Butlins

At Butlins we offer amazing opportunities and careers!

The Coast,Visitor Economy

Lincs Wildlife Trust

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is a voluntary charitable organisation which cares for Lincolnshire's wildlife and countryside. It is one of 47 similar Wildlife Trusts covering the UK which are affiliated to the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts.

The Wolds,Visitor Economy

The Pink Pig Farm

We employ 38 full and part time people and more seasonally in the school holidays. We are looking for upbeat, smiley people to work with our customers, we hire for attitude and then train in house. We are also looking for experienced catering staff to create amazing food in our three kitchens. We put on shows in school holidays so dressing up is a requirement for some. We always needs Santas!

Visitor Economy,Countryside North

The Woodland Trust

The UK's largest woodland conservation charity.

The Vales,Visitor Economy