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Visitor Survey 2012

The Economic Impact of Wales Coast Path Visitor Spending on Wales 2012

During 2012, the Countryside Council for Wales commissioned a visitor survey of the Wales Coast Path. This report estimates the economic impact of the Wales Coast Path visitor spending in terms of its contribution to the region over the year from October 2011 to September 2012.

Here’s a taste of the key findings:

  • Visitor economic impacts largely arise away from the destination of the Wales Coast Path (e.g. spending to an extent takes place in shops and hotels in nearby towns, not on the Path itself). Visitor surveys carried out therefore sought to capture all trip related spending whether on the Path or not.
  • There were an estimated 2.89m visits to the Wales Coast Path between October 2011 and September 2012. Expenditure related to these trips was around £33.2m.

Read the full report – The Economic Impact of Wales Coast Path Visitor Spending on Wales 2012 – via the resources section below.

Welsh Government Press Release.


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