Bury North MP James Frith visited Burrs Country Park and the Motorhome and Caravan Club site to shine a spotlight on Bury’s tourism industry for English Tourism Week.
Now in its eighth year, English Tourism Week raises the profile and showcases the benefits of the tourism industry to local communities and the economy.
Tourism is one of England’s largest and most valuable industries. English tourism directly employs more than 2.6 million people and generate over £106 billion a year for the British economy. Domestic tourism in England is also driving growth and supporting jobs. In the first 11 months of 2018 there were 42.7 million domestic holiday trips in England, with these holidaymakers spending £10.4 billion in the same period. Domestic tourism in the North West was worth £2.7 billion to the local economy in 2017 with 13.6 million people traveling to the region in this same period.
“English Tourism Week is a fantastic opportunity to shout about the many hidden gems that Bury has to offer. Whether it is the beautiful countryside on display in Burrs Country Park, the cultural and retail offer in the centre of Bury, the award-winning eateries of Ramsbottom or the fantastic heritage asset of the East Lancs Railway, there is something for everyone in our brilliant town and I want as many people to visit as possible and spend their money with local businesses.”