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Tourism statistics

This page gives you data on tourism and details for further information.

Keyfacts on tourism in Dorset, 2013

  • 14.5 million nights are spent in Dorset a year by visitors
  • 26.3 million day trips are made to the area over the year
  • Visitors (staying and day trippers) spend £1,767 million over the year
  • 48,565 people (36,217 FTEs) work in tourism related employment
  • 14% of all Dorset employment relates to tourism

Source: The Economic Impact of Dorset's Visitor Economy 2013, South West Research Company Ltd (2014). Figures include, Bournemouth,Poole and Dorset

The Visit Dorset website has a whole section on research and data that is available on the Dorset area. Access the  Visit Dorset - Research (opens in a new window)  section here.

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