The international passenger survey data also says that there was a decline in UK visitors visiting abroad. There was a 14% fall of the outbound spent in 2009. The attractions had a 2% increase, as there were visitors who live locally in 2008. However there was also an increase in 8% in 2009. Domestic Tourism- Visit England which is the national tourist board said that the 5. 4 million overnight trips that took place in the UK in January had an increase of 5% then in 2011. The Great Britain tourism survey has also said that there was an increase of spending by 16% which is ? 77 million. The domestic overnight trips that were taken in January increased by 5% then in 2012. The spending also increased by 10 per cent. Visit England has said that this positive growth could have been influenced, as January was the mildest from 2008. However in January, the snow affected visitors as they could travel. James Berresford, Visit England’s Chief Executive, commented: “This positive start to 2012 follows on from the success of 2011, during which domestic overnight trips rose by 9 per cent for the whole year.
We are working very hard with tourism businesses across England to maintain this momentum, and to ensure that the industry can benefit from the opportunities presented by the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Torch Relay and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This is an unprecedented year – it is our job to inspire Brits that now is the time to take a holiday at home. ” Supporting regeneration of areas- The Blackpool tower was reopened after it had the 10 month restoration programme. This restoration projected, was trying to encourage the families to stay longer at the resort.
This meant that they had to reinvest in ? 20 million of the tower and the promenade. The Blackpool tower eye has a floor to ceiling glass; this is good because people can look at the coastline. Other features that were introduced at Blackpool is the 4D cinema and it also has the vibrating floor. Councillor Graham Cain, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for tourism and culture, said: “Thanks to the regeneration that has already taken place, visitor numbers have steadily been increasing with 13 million visits last year, and people seeing a new side of Blackpool How visitor attractions contribute to the UK economy-
The tourism industry is very important to the UK economy as it financially represents the investment. The royal wedding had an increase of visitors to the UK and only 30% visiting the individual tourist attractions. However some venues were trying to attract visitors to their venues, for example at the Leeds castle, people were able to watch the Royal wedding. Contributing to the local and national economy- The visitor attractions create jobs for young people. For example the Olympic Games, created loads of jobs for the young people as well as volunteering for the jobs.
However Alton Towers also created jobs for young people, whether that’s a permanent or temporary job. There are loads of jobs that are created at Alton towers, these jobs are 950 jobs that are in the kitchens, conferences and also the bars. The local people work at Alton Towers; these are 70% of people from Staffordshire because they are flexible. Promoting cultural exchange- Britain’s culture is the kings and queens such as the Royal Family. The UK also has landscapes and castles such as Warwick castle and the Windsor castle.
There are other festivals that also take place in the UK such as the Glastonbury festivals and also T4 on the beach. Other traditional British culture is the food, such as fish and chips and the Sunday roast and the mince pies. Other traditions are also the royal wedding, jubilee celebrations, London Marathon. Providing a learning environment- The National Space Centre provide a Education or Space Academy programmes, including space theatre shows, tailored workshops, or simulated space missions in the Challenger Learning Centre.
All of their programmes are linked with the National Curriculum for Primary and Secondary Education. The Space Academy partnership, led by the National Space Centre, is specifically focused on supporting secondary students and their teachers. When visiting the Space Centre galleries students’ attention can be focused on the exhibits and how they relate to what they are learning by using one of our exhibition trails. There are different trails for each of the key stages, from key stage 1 to key stage 4. Each trail is aimed at different areas of the curriculum to enhance students’ understanding of specific topics.
Though if educational centres can visit the attraction the Space Centre can come to you. They offer video conferences or an outreach programme, which include workshops and our inflatable planetarium (the StarDome). Merit- The London eye was opened on 31st December in 1999 by the Prime Minister Tony Blair. The London eye lies on the south bank of the River Thames in the Jubilee Gardens which is only a few minutes away from the waterloo station. To celebrate the 2000 millennium, London eye was the main project. The London eye is 443 feet high; also 32 capsules carry up to 25 passengers.
This makes the capacity of 800 people. However the wheel also moves at half a mile of an hour, and it takes 30 minutes to do a full rotation. The London eye is the most popular paid attraction, which is also visited by over 3. 5 million people a year. The London eye also provides a learning environment by providing educational programmes that links with the national curriculum. However they also offer teaching resources, teacher testimonials and curriculum links. However the London International Survey reveals that the international visitors in 2012 spent highly during their time in the city.
Then in 2011international visitors spent less. The average expenditure of a person per day was ? 106. 16. Visitors from Europe spent 8% less than the average, the North Americans spent 12% above the average. The North Americans were also high spenders of ? 51,58 per person per day. The survey also showed the international visitors to the city between January and May 2012, that most visitors were from United States (24%) and the second most visitors was Germany (11%). The history of London encouraged visitors from overseas to come to the city.
Between the months January and May most of the overseas visitors (76%) arrived to the UK by plane British Airways. This was the most used airlines, then the low cost such as Ryan Air and Easy jet. Other overseas visitors (16%) arrived by train and other (66%) used the Eurostar. The data has revealed that the Eurostar is becoming more popular for the overseas visitors; this is very good for the nearby country France as it’s easier for them to access to the UK. The international visitors’ using this service has increased by 4% in 2012 than in 2011.
The trains have now become popular to come to London in 2012 than in 2011. The overseas visitor number is 86%. This is because London has attractions such as Museums, traditions that attract the visitors. However the average overseas visitor stayed in London for 5. 02 nights. The North Americans stayed 10% longer than the average which is 5. 66 nights. The European visitors only stayed in the city for 4. 26 nights. Buckingham Palace is the Queens official residence. There are 775 rooms at Buckingham Palace. There are 19 state rooms,52 royal guest rooms,188 staff bedrooms and also 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.
However Buckingham palace attracted 600,000 people, this is because the Duchess of Cambridge wedding dress is located at the Queens London residence. This is because Sarah Burton designed the gown which is on display. Buckingham Palace was open to visitors from 23rd of July till 3rd October, which attracted the average of 8,200 per day. The balcony of Buckingham Palace is very famous in the world. The first balcony appearance took place in1851. This is when Queen Victoria stepped on the balcony of the opening of the great exhibition. Buckingham Palace attracts all different types of visitor types such as families, school children, adults.
Buckingham palace does tours and guides for their visitors; this is because they provide a learning environment, as Buckingham palace has a lot of history. However more than 50,000 have visited the palace each year as the Queen guests at banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions and garden parties. Buckingham house was transformed into Buckingham palace in the 1820s Buckingham House was transformed into Buckingham Palace in the 1820s by the architect John Nash for George IV. However the first monarch to use Buckingham Palace as their official residence was Queen Victoria, which moved there in 1837.
The previous monarch was William IV – had preferred to live at Clarence House and to used St. James’s Palace for State functions. Buckingham Palace is not just the residence of the Queen but also the Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Princess Alexandra have private offices and also apartments in the Palace. The largest room in the Palace is the Ballroom, this is where Investitures and State banquets take place t. It is 36. 6m long and 18m wide and 13. 5m high. It was opened in 1856 with a ball to celebrate the end of the Crimean War.