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New figures reveal big rise in number of visitors to Exeter

Published: 9 October 2019

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The number of visitors to Exeter increased by almost 10 per cent last year, new figures have revealed.

In 2018 the total number of visitors to the city – both day trips and staying – was 2,530,000 – nine per cent up on the figure for 2017.

The value of the visits was £211,227,000 – up one per cent on 2017, according to the figures released by The South West Research Company.

The number of day visits to Exeter also increased significantly.

In 2018 there were 2,084,000 day visits to the city – 11 per cent up on 2017. The value of day visits was £80,923,000 – five per cent up on the previous year.

Cllr Rachel Sutton, Exeter City Council’s Deputy Leader, said: “These figures prove what we already know – that Exeter is a great place to visit and is becoming increasingly popular as a destination for people from across the country and all over the world.

“Tourism makes a very significant contribution to the economy in Exeter, and I am delighted to see a big increase in the number of people who visited the city last year.”

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