The West Coast is facing a decline in visitor numbers for the
approaching season, according to industry experts.
Recently released tourist spending figures showed a 3 percent
decline in the region for the year to the end of June. The month of
June itself was down 23 percent compared with 2018.
Though visitor numbers from mainland Europe, Southeast Asia, and
the United States remained strong, the UK and China both saw a
decline. According to West Coast regional tourism manager Jim
Little, the global political situation could be to blame, with
Brexit and the threat of a United States-China trade war affecting
Source: FS – All-Hotels-Blogs
WEST COAST FACING TOUGH TIMES