Tourism, Festivals and Events

The event sector is a dynamic and rapidly growing sector that has synergies with tourism.  This sector covers meetings, expos, gatherings and special events.Events have the ability to grow the visitor economy, stimulate development and provide media exposure. Additionally, the events sector encompasses corporate and private events that take place across a variety of venues ranging from hotels and conference centres to events facilities.  

The tourism sector covers accommodation services, food and drink services, transport services, vehicle hire, travel agencies and sports, recreational and conference services. This sector contributes significantly to the UK economy, with an estimated £237 billion being contributed by the sector in 2019.