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Celebrate English Tourism Week in Dudley borough

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People are reminded they have a vast tourism trail “on the doorstep” as Dudley borough prepares to celebrate English Tourism Week.

English Tourism Week runs from 18 to 27 March and is led by VisitEngland, as a celebration of the important role the sector plays in the UK economy.

Making up 80 per cent of the UK’s visitor economy, English tourism in 2019 generated over £100 billion and supported 2.6 million jobs.

Tourism is vital component of the local economy, with more than 10,000 jobs supported in the industry for those living in or near Dudley borough. In 2019, more than 7 million trips were undertaken in the borough and more than £534 million was spent in the local area as a result of tourism.

Councillor Simon Phipps, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said:

We have so much to see and do right on our doorsteps which makes this borough unique.
We know the last few years has been challenging for the visitor economy but as we return to normality, we are reminding people of the warm welcome that awaits at the many attractions we have here in Dudley borough.
People locally have told us just how much they appreciate our local authority led attractions including Himley Hall and Park and The Red House Glass Cone for delivering a great day out that is good value for money.

People can find out more about events and activities on offer in Dudley borough at https://discover.dudley.gov.uk

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