Tourism creates over £1.9bn for the Peak District

Burbage, in the Peak District.

Burbage, in the Peak District.

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Tourism’s contribution to the Peak District and Derbyshire economy continues on an upward curve generating more than £1.9 billion in 2014.

New research confirms that the area’s tourist economy has made solid progress since 2009 despite the challenging financial climate.

The industry’s value to the local economy increased from £1.47 billion in 2009 to more than £1.9 billion last year – an increase of five per cent n £1.8 billion in 2013 - while the number of full-time jobs it supported rose to 27,720 in 2014, compared with 25,285 in 2009.