UK Visitor Attractions market report
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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Visitor Attractions market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.
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Covered in this report
Mintel has chosen to examine the following types of visitor attraction as the core focus of this report:
- Country parks
- Heritage and visitor centres
- Museums, art galleries and science centres
- Steam/heritage railways
- Theme parks
- Zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums.
- Places of worship (cathedrals, churches when visited specifically as a visitor attraction, not as a place of regular worship)
- Historic properties (including historic houses, palaces, castles, forts, historic monuments, archaeological sites, historic ships, windmills, watermills and other historic properties)
What you need to know
A long, hot summer and the rise of domestic holidaymaking are expected to have kept growth in attraction admissions accelerating during 2018, despite the drag of a softening international tourism market. Historic venues saw the greatest increase in admissions during the year, but museums, art galleries and the biggest free attractions all experienced declines in visitor numbers, as did the London segment for a third successive year. The economic conditions that shape the domestic and inbound tourism markets will remain the biggest influences on attraction visiting into the medium term, while the final form of Brexit and a need to invest in new technologies are more immediate issues for operators to consider.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by David Walmsley, a leading analyst in the Leisure sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
A long, hot summer gave welcome impetus to the UK visitor attractions market in 2018, but it is the economic climate that remains the strongest determinant of the sector’s size and shape, particularly through its influence on consumers’ holiday choices.
Senior Leisure Analyst
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