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

Butlins

At Butlins we offer amazing opportunities and careers!

The Coast,Visitor Economy

HIT Lincolnshire

HIT Training is the leading specialist training and apprenticeship provider for the UK’s hospitality and catering industry.

City of Lincoln,Visitor Economy

Black Cat Travel

Black Cat Travel, are a rapidly expanding Family Business, based in Harmston, providing Taxi, Bus and Coach Travel, along with HGV and PSV Training and Maintenance.

Visitor Economy,City of Lincoln

Washingborough Hall Hotel

It's an exciting industry as no two days are the same and most people like to be kept busy - which is normally the case here!

Visitor Economy,City of Lincoln

Tatums

Our team is motivated, flexible and passionate about food!

Visitor Economy,Countryside South

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