COUNCIL chiefs have welcomed a report from Visit England which shows Scarborough was the most popular spot for British holidaymakers outside of London.
An average 1.4m tourists flocked to the borough of Scarborough, which takes in the coastal towns of Filey, Scarborough and Whitby, between 2013 and 2015 spending around £294m.
A further £35m was brought into the region by people on business trips.
York was fifth on the holiday hotspot list with an average of 682,000 tourists over the three year period. In total £288m was ploughed into York by holidaymakers and the business community.
Newcastle didn’t make the top 20 holiday list but brought in 237,000 business visitors and attracted a total spend of £237m.