After the Olympics in 2012 and one of the hottest summers on record in 2013, tourism remains a big part of the local economy. But with 2015 set to be an even bigger year for the region’s leisure and tourism industries, just what is driving the Suffolk holiday boom?
Suffolk’s tourist attractions have also welcomed the influx of visitors. Martin Dupee, operations director of the Dinosaur Adventure, Banham Zoo and Kessingland’s own Africa Alive, told the North Norfolk News: ‘We are heading for a record year at Dinosaur Adventure with more than 200,000 visitors now being projected and, following lean years, both zoos are back well up to where they should be.’
In recent times we have seen some of the sunniest summers on record, which has led to thousands of families heading east for a weekend of good old British seaside fun, contributing £2.8 billion every year to the local economy in the process. The Met Office is predicting a sunny, wonderfully warm September too, so the season’s not over yet. So if you haven’t made it to Suffolk this summer, don’t worry, there’s still time to enjoy the UK’s most beautiful, relaxing and inspirational holiday destination.