Stephen Morgan MP kicks off English Tourism Week with a visit to Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Every Spring, English Tourism Week seeks to highlight the value and quality of tourism in the UK as well as promote attractions across the country

The effect of tourism in Portsmouth is far-reaching, whether you are a visitor, resident, business owner or employee the value cannot be underestimated.

The latest figures show that within 12 months, Portsmouth welcomed around 9.3 million visitors and as an employment sector it accounts for nearly 13% of all jobs in the city.

Today, Mr. Morgan visited Emirates Spinnaker Tower, one of the city’s most prestigious attractions, to meet with staff and enjoy the view of the city that he grew up in.

Stephen said:

“We know that tourism is significant for Portsmouth because of all the high-quality attractions the city boasts. From the Mary Rose Museum to Spinnaker Tower, our city is on the map as a national leader when it comes to the tourism industry. We are all aware that our seaside destination draws people from our own shores and internationally. 

Tourism plays an integral role in the economy of our great city and I am pleased to be part of English Tourism Week’s excellent campaign to promote and showcase the first-rate attractions that we have.”

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