Since the initial lockdown on 23rd March 2020 the NCTA have been undertaking regular business and industry surveys as well as gathering research and data from external sources on the impact of Covid-19 to coastal tourism.
Update 10th February 2021
Download the updated Impact of Covid-19 on coast to date [February 2021]
Coastal Tourism pre-Covid was valued at £13.7bn in England and £17.1bn for Great Britain. 32% of all visits take place in July and August, 84% between March and October. As such, the Covid-19 outbreak happened at the worst possible time for Coastal Tourism.
To support recovery of the sector, the NCTA have prepared a three-year recovery programme and presented this proposal to the Chancellor and Tourism Minister – read our letter and responses from government here.
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