2013 was one of the hottest summers in recent history, 2015 was record-smashing year and now the stage is set for 2016 to be an even bigger year for the region’s leisure and tourism industries.
It is estimated that tourism in Norfolk is worth 2.8 billion every year and if anything the tourism industry in the region is set to expand.
It’s been great for Hopton in recent years, with a succession of heatwaves driving recordbreaking seasons at visitor attractions, theatres, restaurants and shops throughout the town.
At Love Hemsby, we’ve seen unprecedented numbers of visitors to our site in 2015, with our Hemsby free parking guides, Hemsby celebrity walks and Hemsby holiday accommodation proving especially popular. 2016 is set to be even bigger for the local tourism industry.
Norfolk’s tourist attractions have also welcomed the influx of visitors. Martin Dupee, operations director of the Dinosaur Adventure, Banham Zoo and 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.’
Recent summers in Norfolk have also been some of the sunniest on record, which has led to thousands of families heading east to Hemsby for a weekend of good old British seaside fun in the sun.