Visitor Statistics, legislation and guidelines

Visitor forecasts, statistics plus Tourism related legislation updates and guidelines

17Feb 2017

Below is the pdf link to the Guidelines of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, copied here from a Visit England notification. It is important for guesthouse owners to know that disabled guests requiring assistance dogs must not be discriminated against, for example, by barring their dogs from entry. All reasonable measures must be taken […]

31Oct 2016

(The below article is copied  from a member’s own website, since it collects much of the relevant information) – (Please note, the below refers to online posts and blogs and our interpretations may not be comprehensive nor completely accurate – The reader should make up their own mind) There have been concerns voiced over the […]

14May 2016

Weekly Footfall Figures Weymouth BID has installed footfall cameras in four locations in the town centre, to monitor footfall, which can be translated into potential trade to your business. Here are the figures so far: 2016 May 2nd – 8th May 2016 April 4th – 10th April 2016 18th –  24th April 2016 25th April […]

25Oct 2015

Check out the link below for very useful breakdown figures, detailing “movement” around Weymouth and hence giving a good indication of visitor numbers, according to day of the week, month-on-month and compared to elsewhere in the Southwest. Each month, Weymouth BID releases the next monthly update – e.g. – Read it and enjoy……………..  (BID […]

05Dec 2013

(taken from – – Weymouth 2013  (click to open in a new window) £183.3 million direct visitor spend.       405,000 staying visitor trips      5,000 local jobs supported 51% stayed in serviced accommodation                                                         Accommodation spend £37.7 million Shopping spend £27.9 million               Food & drink  – £59.8 million      Attractions £18.6 million Accommodation accounted for 27.6% of all […]

05Sep 2013

(Taken from Dorset For You web site) – Keyfacts on tourism in Dorset, 2013 14.5 million nights are spent in Dorset a year by visitors 26.3 million day trips are made to the area over the year Visitors (staying and day trippers) spend £1,767 million over the year 48,565 people (36,217 FTEs) work in tourism […]

01Nov 2011

As part of work on the local plan, a small working group has been set up following on from the local plan consultation event that was held late last month.  This group is specifically looking in the first instance at the question “How do we make Weymouth town centre a thriving and attractive place to […]

03Oct 2011

(Taken from Tourism and Cultural Services – 2004 Annual Report and from “Focus on Tourism”, Bournemouth University, 2007) (Authors note: The 2012 projected spend appears rather low but the visitor numbers are in line with Weymouth Council projections reported in local newspapers)* 2001 2003 2012 Staying Visitor spend £84 million £96 million £105 million* Day […]