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York's tourist industry

This report has been provided by the Economic Development Unit of the City of York Council

Index

 

Tourism Impact - Key Indicators 1993-97

1. Length of stay
Ave. length of stay per visitor
Total Visitor Nights ('000s)
  Type of accommodation
1993
1996
1997
1993
1996
1997
3-4 star hotels
2.25
2.62
2.62
447
563
578
Other serviced (year-round)
2.80
3.15
3.27
850
795
870
Other serviced (seasonal)
2.80
3.15
3.27
38
40
52
University
1.80
2.10
2.10
72
78
76
Unserviced
7.00
7.00
7.00
152
147
160
TOTAL
2.70
3.02
3.09
1560
1624
1735
 
 
+12%
+2%
 
+4%
+6.5%

 

2. Day Visitors
1993
1996
1997
For leisure (millions)
1.125
0.995
0.934
For shopping (millions)
2.25
2.45
2.35

 

3. Total number of visitors
1993
1996
1997
All overnight visitors (millions)
0.578
0.539
0.561
All day visitors (millions)
3.375
3.445
3.284
Total number of visitors (millions
3.953
3.984
3.845
Total number of visitor days (millions)
4.935
5.069
5.020

4. Revenue Effects
1993
1996
1997
Total visitor expenditure (£m)
205.0
237.1
246.7
 
 
+15.6%
+3.9%


So between 1993-97, visitor days rose by 1.7%, but expenditure rose by 16.9%.

5. Employment impact
1993
1996
1997
Direct/indirect jobs
8,397
8,833
9,067
 
 
+5.2%
+2.6%

[NB: The above figures are derived from consistent data sets in 1993, 1996 and 1997].

 


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