Tourism Thriving In Dover District- Tourism Research

Tourism Thriving In Dover District


Tourism continues to thrive in White Cliffs Country – with 3.9 million day visitors to Dover District in 2015.

This consequently has a total economic impact of almost £265m, according to recent figures.


According to the most recent tourism research, commissioned by Visit Kent:

  • The total economic impact of tourism in Dover District was £264,821,000 in 2015.
  • This is an increase of £16,507,000 compared to the last survey for 2013.
  • Visitor numbers rose by 195,000 compared to 2013,
  • The total number of actual jobs rose by 422.

The figures were derived using the Cambridge Economic Impact Model, an industry respected tool for measuring volume & value of tourism. Destination Research undertook the research on behalf of Visit Kent.

The Sunday Times Home Section recently named Deal as one of the Top 10 coastal places to live.

Inside Kent Magazine named 5 places in White Cliffs Country in its Top 10 Romantic Spots in Kent.

Cllr Keith Morris, DDC Cabinet Member for Tourism, said:

“A range of exciting investments continue to boost tourism for the future for Dover District. This includes £3m investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund for the Kearsney Parks to restore their unique landscapes and heritage and improve facilities.  Work continues on the redevelopment of the St James area in Dover Town Centre, which will see the construction of a new Travelodge hotel, six screen Cineworld cinema, restaurants and retail units.”

For more information about White Cliffs Country, please see the White Cliffs Country website.


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