- May 28, 2014 at 7:19 am #33584
Over the next six years the National Forest are going to be creating 2,000 new jobs due to an increase in tourism. Research suggests that visitor numbers are increasing and to cope with the increases, the number of their staff needs to increase to 6,500 in total during this time.
The 200 square mile forest in the Burton and South Derbyshire area is a popular tourist destination with leisure and recreational facilities and since 2001 there have been more than Â£1 billion invested into the National Forest improving facilities for the visitors it receives each season.
This investment will help to boost the value to the area to almost Â£6 billion which has a positive impact on the future and shows that the area has great value when it comes to tourism.
The chief executive of the National Forest stated that over the last ten years their reports show that it is having an economic impact on the National Forest and they need yo be ready to deal with it for the future.
The National Forest company are looking to plan further through investment with local businesses and the local authority and they are excited what the future holds and the changes that could be made.
They are looking to extend the visitor experience into a longer season if possible and hope to increase the number of visitors staying at their overnight locations.
Although the National Forest is not a major employer within the area they do provide sustainable furl with values of an economic and environmental advantage as well as other economic products.
The report showed there was scope to extend the visitor experience into a longer season and to increase the numbers of visitors staying overnight.
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