Increase in visitors to North Lincolnshire attractions
Attractions in North Lincolnshire have seen an increased number of visitors of more than three per cent in the last year.
North Lincolnshire attractions saw 2,618,517 day visitors last year, an increase of 3.4 per cent on the previous year.
Nationally, visitor numbers have fallen by seven per cent.
In North Lincolnshire there are more than 75 places to visit and 1,335 quality inspected bed spaces.
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Tourism employs over 4,000 people and is worth around £167m to the local economy. Cllr Liz Redfern, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: "There are some fantastic attractions in North Lincolnshire, so it's not surprising that they've seen an increase in the number of visitors.
"We have a growing reputation for quality that brings in visitors from across the UK.
"Last year Britain was in the spotlight with the Olympics and Queen's Jubilee celebrations – which attracted thousands of visitors to North Lincolnshire.
"Our recent investment in The Pods, Baths Hall and the introduction of Epworth Food Fair is helping attract even more visitors.
"Food events in particular are very popular with Epworth Food Fair attracting 12,000 visitors last year.
"We will continue our work to develop North Lincolnshire as a top tourist destination and at every opportunity showcase just what gems we have right on our doorstep."
For more details about tourist attractions in North Lincolnshire, visit http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/leisure/tourism/whats-on-in-north-lincolnshire