The Economic Impact of the Torbay Visitor Economy 2020
This report examines the volume and value of tourism and the impact of visitor expenditure on the local economy in Torbay and Devon county in 2020. It should be noted that not all districts within the county have taken part in this project this year and as a result the district breakdowns refer only to those participating. Full county figures are available from page 16 of this report.
The figures were derived using the Cambridge Economic Impact Model undertaken by The South West Research Company (TSWRC). The model utilises information from national tourism surveys and regionally/locally based data. It distributes regional activity as measured in those surveys to local areas using ‘drivers’ such as the accommodation stock and occupancy which influence the distribution of tourism activity at local level.
For further information on the Cambridge Model and the terms used in this report please see Appendix 1 which accompanies this report.
For an overview of 2020, including key facts about the economy, weather and key events please see Appendix 2 of this report.
Report: The Economic Impact of the Torbay Visitor Economy 2020 (.pdf, 1.5mb)
Appendix 1: Cambridge Model Methodology and FAQ (.pdf, 379kb)
Appendix. 2: The Year in Context (.pdf, 1.3mb)
Guidance Notes: General points of note concerning modelled data and 2020 outputs (.pdf, 405kb)
Timeline: Timeline of UK coronavirus lockdowns (.pdf, 171 kb)
Spreadsheet: 2020 Data (.xls, 376mb)