Tourism in Cornwall is set to soar over coming years

September 27th, 2016

The tourism in Cornwall is set for what is looking to be a multi-million-pound boom due to the devolution deal with the Government. The industry could grow by more than a third in within the next decade, so now is the chance to book our child-friendly cottages, Cornwall is the pace to be!

The chief executive of Visit Cornwall Malcolm Bell said the estimate was realistic. “I do believe we can see that sort of growth in tourism. But a third of all money, about £600million, goes to the treasury in form of taxes.

“We have got to make sure that money comes back so that we can invest in things like keeping the beaches clean, the toilets open and the bins emptied, as well in things like tourist information centres.”

The Local Government Association (LGA) made the prediction of the coming tourist boom, saying English tourism can soar under devolution. Cornwall was the first county to agree to a devolution deal with the Government last year, and will oversee areas like heritage, transport, and energy.

Tourism is such a fast growing industry with predictions it could grow by 3% a year. The LGA said local areas can turn their towns, cities, and counties into thriving tourist hotspots under the devolution agenda, and capitalise on the growing staycation visitors and overseas tourists.

Tourists are worth more than £1.8billion to the Cornish economy and 2016 has already been a bumper year for the industry. Draws like the dropping pound and the ‘Poldark effect’ has brought more visitors to the South West.

With such a positive outlook on the growth of tourism, Cornwall is set to become an even bigger draw for holidaymakers, both from the UK and abroad, and we have to agree a holiday in Cornwall is something the whole family will love!

Photo by: Rod Allday