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

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!

Countryside North,Visitor Economy

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

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

National Centre of Food Manufacturing - University of Lincoln

The NCFM is dedicated to helping food industry employees advance their careers. We understand the demands of studying while working in this fast moving, dynamic industry and balancing family commitments. Our part-time Degree Apprenticeships provide one of many flexible study options for those working in Quality, Technical roles and Operations Management.

Countryside South,Agri-Food,Visitor Economy

Boston West Golf Centre

We believe that a passion for the role, and a desire to perform any task to the best of your ability, is every bit as important as qualifications and experience

Visitor Economy,The Fens

Stokes Tea and Coffee

We currently employ around 80 members of staff including roasters, baristas, chefs, waiting staff, machine engineers. We like our staff to be friendly, professional and passionate about coffee. 

City of Lincoln,Visitor Economy