Analysis by destination type

From city to coast to countryside, different types of destinations attract different visitors for different reasons. All our research is carried out at national level, but where we can, we produce results for individual destinations and destination types too.

Seaside tourism

Topic paper on seaside tourism in 2014

Domestic leisure visitors spend around £7 billion each year at the English seaside. The reports and infographic below go into detail about domestic overnight and day visit trips to seaside destinations.

Infographic

This infographic shows some of the headline facts and figures.

Report on seaside opportunities

More information is available about trends and visitor characteristics in our detailed report Seaside Tourism 2013 (PDF, 2MB).

 

Urban tourism

Topic paper on domestic tourism in large cities and towns in 2014

The number of leisure trips taken to city destinations in England has increased in recent years, with visitors spending almost £30 billion on holidays, short breaks and day trips in urban areas.The reports and infographic below go into detail about domestic overnight and day visit trips to large cities and towns.

Infographic

This infographic shows some of the headline facts and figures, and much more information about trends and visitor characteristics is available in our detailed report Urban Tourism 2013 (PDF, 2MB).

Report on urban opportunities

Information about the opportunities available for urban tourism is detailed in this report (PDF, 1.69MB)

 

Rural tourism

Topic paper on domestic rural tourism in 2014

Leisure trips to England’s countryside have seen double-digit growth since the onset of the recession, with holidays and day trips together attracting some £10 billion in spending. The reports and infographic below go into detail about domestic overnight and day visit trips to England's countryside destinations.

Infographic

This infographic shows some of the headline facts and figures, and you can find out much more information about trends and visitor characteristics in our detailed report Countryside Tourism 2013 (PDF, 2MB).

Report on rural tourism opportunities

Information about the opportunities available for countryside tourism is available in this report (PDF, 1.66MB)