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Tourism

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which holiday destinations in England were most frequently visited by domestic tourists in each of the last 10 years, calculated according to the number of visitors per 10,000 of local population. (244862)

The way in which VisitBritain captured tourist statistics changed in 2005 and as such comparable information on the most frequently visited holiday destinations is only available for 2006 and 2007.

Destination

Holiday visits

Population

Visits per 10,000 population

Rank

2006

Scarborough

1,255,000

106,233

118,137

1

Blackpool

1,502,000

142,284

105,564

2

Skegness

933,000

130,455

71,519

3

Isle of Wight

908,000

132,719

68,415

4

York

846,000

181,131

46,707

5

Bournemouth

732,000

163,441

44,787

6

Manchester

1,331,000

392,819

33,883

7

Bristol

930,000

380,615

24,434

8

Birmingham

994,000

977,091

10,173

9

London

5,498,000

7,172,036

7,666

10

2007

Newquay

597,000

19,562

305,184

1

Scarborough

1,365,000

106,233

128,491

2

Blackpool

1,605,000

142,284

112,803

3

Great Yarmouth

674,000

90,813

74,218

4

Isle of Wight

920,000

132,719

69,319

5

Skegness

743,000

130,455

56,955

6

Torquay

695,000

129,702

53,584

7

Bournemouth

773,000

163,441

47,295

8

York

767,000

181,131

42,345

9

Norwich

494,000

121,553

40,641

10