Music tourism spend hits £2bn in UK

Paul Williams

Music contributed more than £2bn to UK tourism last year, according to a new study by UK Music and VisitBritain.

The Wish You Were Here report reveals across 2012 income generated directly or indirectly by music tourism amounted to £2.2bn, while the money spent directly by music tourists in the sector during the year was £1.3bn. This came from 6.5 million music tourists, supporting 24,251 full-time jobs, while overseas visitors spent on average £657 and made up 6% of the ...

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