News Item: New coastal tourism report to be published on 18 July

Sheffield Hallam University report: Seaside Towns in the Age of Austerity – Recent trends in employment in seaside tourism in England and Wales will be published on Friday 18 July.

This is a follow up from the 2008 report, and it suggests that coastal tourism was in fact successful during the ‘staycation’ effect that was seen over the recession period. The report also points to the critical need to understand the complexity of the staycation effect, so we can better manage the potentially more complex dynamic as we edge out of recession.

The new report by a research team at Sheffield Hallam University, can be found at:

The Tourism Alliance 2014 Annual Report can be accessed by British Destinations members at:

The minutes of their 2013 AGM are also now available via the protected British Destinations member’s page at: