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Economic Impact of Tourism (2017 results)

This report examines the volume and value of tourism in Swale.  It includes the impact of visitor expenditure on the local economy in 2017 and provides comparative data against the previously published data for Kent (2015).

The research

Visit Kent commissioned Destination Research to use the Cambridge Economic Model, to prepare a report based on the latest data from national tourism surveys and regional data.

The report covers 2017 and explains for Swale that:

The report also demonstrates that elsewhere in Kent there is a healthy picture with 65 million visitors to the country in 2017, and the value of the visitor economy grew by 7% to £3.8 billion.

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