Understanding our visitors, why they visit and what they do helps us to develop and promote one of Britain’s truly world-class destinations.
Research is key in achieving a continuously improving tourism destination that enhances the visitor experience and keeps people coming back again and again. An evidence-based approach is used to inform tourism management, development and marketing to help maximise resources. The research department delivers core activity to provide tourism organisations, businesses, and other partners with vital market intelligence and up-to-date analysis of business performance and economic impact.
Business Tracker Survey
DCMS have repeatedly and publicly thanked Cumbria Tourism for providing invaluable research evidence that has supported their asks to Treasury and other Government departments.
As we are now approaching Christmas, with concerns growing around new variants of COVID-19 alongside recruitment challenges it’s important we capture a snapshot of what business is like for you right now.
Your anonymous responses will help us shape our activity, support and calls for action going forward.
Business Performance Survey
Our business survey, which takes place every six months, offers tourism businesses across the whole of the county the opportunity to share their hopes and
concerns about the industry.
Thank you to all those who contribute, together we can make our voices heard.
Cumbria Visitor Survey 2018
Cumbria Tourism commissioned Enventure Research to undertake its 2018 Visitor Survey. 1428 interviews were completed across Cumbria during June-September.
The infographic below show some key findings and the full report can be purchased at HERE.
Research for the Sector
Regular research undertaken by our research team includes:
- Monthly occupancy surveys with all types of accommodation providers, over 200 participants.
- Countywide visitor surveys, 2018 survey the most recent.
- Data collection from Tourist Information Centres and visitor attractions.
- Annual tourism economic impact assessment.
- Regular analysis of accommodation stock composition.
- Tourism Business Performance Surveys
Cumbria Tourism Research Reports
You can purchase invaluable research to help you benchmark your business against others, and provide you with key stats to help you plan future investment and marketing activity.
Research reports available fall into the categories below:
- Business Performance
- Visitor Markets
- Market Town Visitor Surveys
If you are a Cumbria Tourism member you would also receive a 20% discount off the fee.