The Value of Tourism - London
In the thriving capital city, which boasts landmark attractions such as the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, high quality retail, rich heritage and cultural and culinary diversity, around 10% of all employment is supported by travel and tourism.
More than 438,000 people in London are dependent on a thriving travel and tourism sector for their livelihoods. Around a third of travel and tourism jobs are held by young people (aged 16-24), compared to just 12% of all jobs in the wider economy.
London attracts more than £11.2bn annually from international visitors and around £2.8bn is brought into the city by domestic tourists. An estimated £6.7bn is also injected into the capital’s economy from Londoners travelling abroad (made up of what constituents spend before they travel) – meaning a collective contribution of more than £20bn every year from the ‘tourism mix’.
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