Weekender: Tourism boost for Solihull
Solihull’s tourism sector is on the rise, boosted by the opening of a number of new hotels, restaurants and retailers, new figures reveal.
Recent ONS figures showed an average spend per head of the population in the region of £4,081 on tourism - including hotels, attractions, retailers and restaurants – adding £864m in GVA to the economy in 2016.
Employee numbers are also on the rise, accounting for over 13,500 jobs in 2016, an increase of 5% compared to the previous year.
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