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Volume 463: debated on Monday 23 July 2007

8. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimates his Department has made of likely visitor numbers to Blackpool in the next five years. (151102)

VisitBritain only makes forecasts of visitor numbers for the year ahead, and at a national level. No predictions have been made for visitors to Blackpool.

However, there were around 1.8 million overnight visits to Blackpool in 2006, making it the fifth most visited destination in England for domestic overnight visitors.