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Tourism: West Midlands

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the average expenditure per head by overseas tourists visiting (a) Birmingham, (b) the West Midlands and (c) the area covered by Tamworth Borough Council in the latest period for which figures are available. (187942)

The table shows the average expenditure per ‘visit’ by overseas residents visiting (a) Birmingham and (b) the West Midlands for the latest available year.

Information for the area covered by Tamworth borough council is not available.

Average expenditure1 per visit by overseas residents, 2006

£

Birmingham2

311

West Midlands3

333

1 Expenditure excludes fares for travel to and from the UK.

2 Figures are based on small sample sizes and as such should be treated with extreme caution, and used solely as an indicative estimate.

3 Government office region.

Source:

International Passenger Survey (ONS).