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Highest value of tourism ever for Leicester and Leicestershire in 2015

Latest figures show increase of 6.6 per cent to £1.675 billion in 2015

Over 1,800 new jobs created in the industry since 2012

Leicester Shire Promotions has announced that the value of tourism to Leicester and Leicestershire has grown for the seventh consecutive year to reach a record high of £1.675 billion. This is a 6.6 per cent rise on the previous year and a total increase of over 20 per cent since 2012.

The latest research into the performance of the tourism industry also shows that:

  • the economic impact of tourism in Leicester in 2015 was £576 million, up from £541 million in the previous year
  • the economic impact value in Leicestershire was £1.099 billion compared to £1.030 billion in 2014
  • 32.81 million tourists visited Leicester and Leicestershire in 2015, an increase from 30.41 million in 2014
  • tourism supported over 21,441 jobs in Leicester and Leicestershire in 2015, an increase from 20,716 in the previous year

Download the press release here for more data on the value and volume of tourism in Leicester and Leicestershire

Last updated September 2015