WHERE ARE WE NOW?
residents living in the city
businesses, many of which are small and medium size enterprises
tourism related jobs (15.9% of all jobs in Southend)
visitor trips (day & staying) a year, equating to a total tourism value of £470,822,000
Tourism is one of several key sectors in the city and has a vital role in shaping the future.
The traditional day tourist offer remains part of Southend’s appeal and will be added to for future visitors.
Significant investment by the public and private sector has created firm foundations for a stronger tourism offer that supports jobs, prosperity and communities in the city.