Now that the summer season has finished and the dark evenings are drawing in, we reflect upon the success of the tourism industry over the past year. It has been a successful year, with many businesses seeing a percentage increase in visitors and turnover, this can be put down to the good weather in the later summer months and also down to the hard work of those South West businesses.
We obtained a Regional Business Performance report from The South West Tourism Alliance to look at their statistics for the region. For holiday parks in particular, as the season was so good, it is reported that in September booking levels were 33% higher than last year. Business profitability for holiday parks was increased by 60% compared to August 2013. Both fantastic results for those in the industry.
We have put together the following infographic to share with you some of the statistics from the report: