Tourism and outdoor leisure accounts,
natural capital, UK: 2021

April 28, 2021 Off By Richard Powell OBE

Great new report published today Office of National Statistics. Have been to several meetings over the past few weeks and the need to update data on value of the natural environment to Tourism is now becoming important. This goes a way to bringing new data.

The main points are

  • Nature contributed an estimated £12 billion to tourism and outdoor leisure within the UK in 2019.
  • The number of outdoor-related activities participated in across the UK rose from 1.2 billion to 1.5 billion between 2011 and 2016.
  • Outdoor-related activities in urban settings accounted for over 60% of all nature-based spending in 2019 within Great Britain.
  • Between 2011 and 2019, 8% of all estimated tourism and outdoor leisure spending in Great Britain was driven primarily by nature.

the link to the document is here