On a regional and national level, the overall picture shows that Brighton & Hove is performing well, while England saw visitor numbers increase by 4%, the South East, overall, recorded a decrease of 2%.
Total expenditure by visitors to Brighton & Hove is estimated to have been in the region of £885.9 million in 2016, an increase of 3.2% compared to 2015.
The data also shows the city had 9,627,000 day trippers, a 5.8% upturn on 2015, while the amount of money spent during their trip increased by 6.2% to £353 million.
The number of overnight stays in the city showed the biggest increase at 1,607,000, just over 10% up on 2015. Domestic visitors were shown to be the group that had contributed most to this growth with almost 15% more overnight trips made by UK travellers compared with 2015 figures.
The only figure to have dipped slightly is the number of overnight trips made by overseas visitors, which was down marginally, by 2.1%, though both the length and value of each trip has increased.
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