Visitor numbers up 
for North Lincs

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Refurbishment of Brigg Tourist Information Centre looks to have been a wise decision after a rise in visitors to the town and neighbouring locations.

Last year, Britain was in the spotlight with the Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations, but while bad weather nationally led to many events being cancelled, North Lincolnshire’s visitor figures showed an increase

Nationally, visitor numbers in 2012 fell by 7 per cent, however the North Lincolnshire area saw a rise of 3.4 per cent, so the local authority which runs the information centre in Brigg was delighted to buck the national trend.

In North Lincolnshire, there are more than 75 places to visit, including the popular Elsham Hall and Country Park near Brigg, and 1,335 quality inspected bed spaces.

Tourism employs more than 4,000 people and is worth around £167m to the local economy.

Brigg Tourist Information Centre currently has a temporary home in the Link Office at the town’s Angel Suite while the refurbishment takes place .

It will be formally reopened later in the Spring.