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Research

Access to research is essential if you are planning to invest in a new business or develop an existing enterprise.

The Thanet Tourism team has brought together the key information you will need to discover more about Thanet, the local and national tourism industry, and the latest visitor trends to help you identify and grow your target markets.

 

About Thanet

Thanet District Council has collated the key publicly available facts and figures about Thanet, its people and its economy.

Thanet Statistics/State of the District

 

Visit Thanet and Thanet District Dashboard

The go-to guides about the district from Thanet District Council and Visit Kent for visitors and businesses packed with information about the Thanet tourism proposition – its key towns, villages, visitor destinations and services, heritage, key events and more…

Visit Thanet and Thanet District Dashboard

 

Economic impact of tourism in Thanet

The Thanet Tourism Team, in partnership with Visit Kent, undertakes regular research into the value and volume of tourism to the district taking advantage of the industry standard Cambridge Economic Impact Model.

This research informs the development of tourism policies for the district and helps businesses develop existing and new markets.

The research takes place every two years. Data based on 2015 research is available here

Economic Impact of tourism in Thanet and across Kent  

 

Visit Kent Business Barometer

The Kent Business Barometer is a monthly snapshot of tourism business performance across the county. Key statistics – such as visitor numbers, bookings and occupancy – are collated from around 50 attractions, 350 accommodation providers, 20 conference venues, 5 cross channel carriers and 14 Visitor Information Centres.

The Barometer helps businesses benchmark performance, identify trends and tailor marketing campaigns appropriately. If you would like to contribute confidentially to the Visit Kent Business Barometer contact Raluca Brebeanu raluca.brebeanu@visitkent.co.uk or 01227 812917

Visit Kent Business Barometer

 

VisitEngland

VisitEngland’s business website provides in-depth market intelligence about tourism across the country.

VisitEngland Insights and Statistics

 

Other tourism industry research resources

 

Tourism South East

Researchers with specialist industry expertise offer tailored visitor satisfaction surveys, project evaluations and economic impact studies taking advantage of face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews, email and online questionnaires.

Tourism South East Research