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Visitor Economy

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Tourism is a vibrant and sustainable sector in Doncaster

Doncaster is transforming fast and the visitor economy is becoming one of the most vibrant and sustainable sectors in the borough of Doncaster.

Providing visitors to the borough a unique blend of old and new attractions, whether it's stunning countryside, a first class shopping experience, or sporting activities, as a host- town for the Tour de Yorkshire, cycling at the lakeside Velodrome or teeing off at the planned PGA golf course Doncaster has lots to offer and is set to get better still.

Notable developments currently taking place and planned is the 154 bed Hilton Gardens Hotel opening in 2018, overlooking the Racecourse providing the missing link at this venue that stages two of the World’s oldest horseraces as well as conferences, exhibitions and music events.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park a dynamic centre for animal conservation and welfare is expanding with a £50m 150 acres development planned to open in 2019.

Getting to Doncaster will become faster and easier to access with the Virgin Trains East Coast introduction of the high speed Azuma trains in 2018 arriving at a rail station undergoing a £24m facelift.

These developments along with the transformational plans for the town centre and the continuing investment and interest in existing and new facilities will have a positive impact on the growth in visitor numbers to Doncaster.

We are able to boast that we have world class facilities, with access routes that other destinations can only hope for that have helped investors generate investment value - WE Are Doncaster WE Are Here, You Would Be Welcome.

Key information:

  • 12.9 million day visits to Doncaster are worth over £200 million annually - Visit Britain 2015

  • The value of tourism, including overnight stays is worth £400 million annually

  • Our visitor numbers have increased 5% year on year

  • There are 10,00 people employed within the tourism sector

To learn more contact Richard Young on 01302 736036 or email richard.young@doncaster.gov.uk