The ‘City Region’ also offers world famous golf courses, scenic coastlands and Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’
It’s thought that by 2020 more than 37,000 people will be employed locally in jobs associated with the Visitor Economy – an increase of over 14,000 jobs from the present day.
Tourism is currently worth £1.3 billion a year to the local economy. By 2020 it is hoped that this will have risen to £2.0 billion.
The main employers are in the tourism, retail and hospitality sectors, but the sector includes theatres, museums and art galleries too.
To compete for these jobs candidates will have to have excellent ‘soft skills’ including team working, oral and written communication skills and in particular, customer handling and service skills. Literacy, numeracy and good ICT skills are also desirable.
In 2014 the Visitor Economy will get a huge boost as Liverpool plays host to the International Festival of Business. This will take place in June and July 2014 and will be 61 days of events, exhibitions, showcases and celebrations that are expected to attract £100million of investment and over 1million visitors to the city. More information: www.liverpoolvision.co.uk
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