Press release: 24 July '15

On the eve of the first weekend in the great summer getaway, Visit Cornwall has revealed that over 3.8 million people are expected to pour into Cornwall over the next six weeks, spending more than £518 million.

With school’s out for the summer, Cornwall is set to welcome 1.2 million UK visitors and over 79,000 visitors from overseas. In a further boost, 2.5 million people will visit Cornwall on day trips.

“Cornwall is successfully transforming into a year-round holiday destination but the summer weeks are still key and account for almost a third of the industry,” comments Malcolm Bell, Chief Executive of Visit Cornwall. “This is the time that our hotels, restaurants, attractions etc do most of their business so we’ll be pulling out all the stops to give our visitors the warmest of Cornish welcomes.”

Cornwall tourism businesses share Visit Cornwall’s positive outlook for the summer with 71% reporting booking levels to be better or the same as this time last year.