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Tourism: Lancashire

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many tourists visited Lancashire in each of the last five years. (126152)

The tables show the number of visits to Lancashire and the North West from (i) UK residents (with an overnight stay) and (ii) overseas residents.

Domestic overnight trips1

Million

Lancashire

North West

20012

13.7

2002

5.1

14.5

2003

4.2

16.0

2004

3.3

12.9

2005

3.8

15.3

1 The methodology for the UKTS changed in 2005 meaning that comparisons with previous years should be treated with caution. This change occurred as a result of concerns with the quality of 2004 data, which are thought to be an under-representation of the true position.

2 For 2001, Lancashire data are not readily available.

Source:

UK Tourism Survey (National Tourist Boards)

Inbound visits

Million

Lancashire

North West

2001

0.2

1.4

2002

0.2

1.5

2003

0.2

1.8

2004

0.2

1.8

2005

0.3

2.3

Source:

International Passenger Survey (ONS)

In addition, account should be taken of the number of day visits made to, or within, the North West (Lancashire not available). The Leisure Day Visits Survey in 2002-03 recorded a total of over 100 million tourism day visits to destinations in the North West. It is not possible to provide a time series for this information as the surveys are run intermittently.