Visitor attractions resist downturn

Added/updated: Monday 02 March 2009, Category: News summary
By: Leisure Property, 26/02/2009

New figures released by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) have revealed that many of Britain's top attractions have seen an increase in visitor numbers in 2008 despite the economic downturn.  Statistics revealed an overall upward trend in the number of people visiting museums, heritage sites and leisure parks across the country, with Liverpool's status as European Capital of Culture having a significant impact upon the city's attraction.  According to ALVA's figures, visitor numbers to Merseyside Maritime Museum and Tate Liverpool increased by nearly 70 per last year, compared with 2007 levels.