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Pre-pandemic in 2019 2.28 million visitors came to Monmouthshire, generating almost £245 million for the local economy. And between 2015 and 2019, tourism revenue grew by 18% in Monmouthshire, against a target of 10% between 2015-2020 for Wales.

In 2020, the economic impact of tourism reduced to £81.16m (67.7% decrease on 2019) due to the pandemic. Visitor numbers reduced to 536 thousand (76.5% reduction on 2019) and FTEs reduced to 1,614 (48.3% reduction on 2019). 

% change for Monmouthshire compared with the SE Wales averages as below (2019-20):

  • Economic impact (% change) -68% (-67% growth South East Wales average)
  • Visitor numbers (% change) -77% (-65% South East Wales average)
  • FTEs (% change) =) -48% (-47% South East Wales average)
  • Economic impact per visitor day (% change) +18% (£88.26 EIPVD) compared with -3% (£61.07 EIPVD South East Wales average)

The day visitor drop was responsible for bringing Monmouthshire’s visitor number performance below the regional average. Staying visitor numbers were less affected, and Monmouthshire’s 65% reduction in staying visitors is actually considerably better than the 71% fall seen across South East Wales as a whole.

In 2020 the furlough scheme meant that the 48% fall in employment was less than that predicted by the 68% fall in economic impact.

The % decrease for Monmouthshire between 2019 and 2020 was significantly more than the regional average for visitor numbers. % change for Monmouthshire economic impact was in line with the regional average as it was for FTEs. The % change for economic impact per visitor day however is significantly better than the regional average with EIPVD (visitor yield) the second highest in Wales and £27 higher for Monmouthshire than the average for SE Wales.

Monmouthshire's tourism performance is measured using STEAM (Scarborough Tourism Economic Activity Monitor).

Monmouthshire's tourism performance is measured using STEAM (Scarborough Tourism Economic Activity Monitor).

Download 2019 STEAM summary and full report.

Download 2020 STEAM summary and full report.

Volume and Value of Tourism in Monmouthshire


STEAM (Scarborough Tourism Economic Activity Monitor) is used to measure volume and value figures for tourism in Monmouthshire.

STEAM 2020

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STEAM 2019

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STEAM 2018

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STEAM 2017

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STEAM 2016

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STEAM 2015



STEAM 2014

Destination Bedstock Maps

As part of our annual STEAM survey we count all the accommodation on offer in Monmouthshire. We then put this accommodation into mapping software (removing all identifying data).

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