Latest information on COVID-19

Destination Performance in Durham
Destination Performance in Durham

Destination Performance in Durham

The STEAM report measures the volume and value of tourism activity annually.  The latest results for 2019 are shown below.

 

  • 20.13 million people visited Durham in 2019, up by 2.1% on 2018
  • Overall visitor expenditure was £955.07 million, up by 1.9% on 2018
  • The number of people employed in tourism is 12,133 (FTEs), up by 1.1% on 2018

 

Economic Impact of Tourism in Durham City

 

  • 4.37 million people visited Durham City in 2019, up by 1.1% on 2018
  • Overall visitor expenditure was £237.93 million, up by 0.2% on 2018
  • The number of people employed in tourism is 2,861 (FTEs), up by 0.5% on 2018

 

Economic Impact of Tourism in The Durham Coast

 

  • 3.29 million people visited The Durham Coast in 2019, up by 2.6% on 2018
  • Overall visitor expenditure was £137.74million, up by 2.5% on 2018
  • The number of people employed in tourism is 1,668 (FTEs), up by 2.2% on 2018

 

Economic Impact of Tourism in The Durham Dales

 

  • 2.69 million people visited The Durham Dales in 2019, up by 2.6% on 2018
  • Overall visitor expenditure was £180.80 million, up by 0.6% on 2018
  • The number of people employed in tourism is 2,572 (FTEs), up by 5% on 2018

 

Economic Impact of Tourism in The Vale of Durham

 

  • 9.78 million people visited The Vale of Durham in 2019, up 2.3% on 2018
  • Overall visitor expenditure was £398.60 million, up by 1.1% on 2018
  • The number of people employed in tourism is 5,032(FTEs), down by 0.3% on 2018