RDG hails rail tourism as key to UK’s economy
Rail tourism is generating a £2 billion boost to the UK economy, according to the Rail Delivery Group (RDG).
In research published on August 24, the RDG highlighted how the resorts of Torbay, Newquay and St Ives are served by trains carrying thousands of tourists, and how the industry supports more than 100,000 jobs across the UK.
Data from Visit England GB Tourism Survey looked at the country’s top tourist destinations, and found that £10.8 million of Torbay’s economic benefits, £9.7m of Newquay’s and £5.9m of St Ives’ was delivered by rail.
Other areas shown to benefit include Bath (£7.6m) and Skegness (£2.2m).