According to the latest seaside town report there has been a significant growth in the tourist economy across Brighton, Hove, Shoreham, Bognor Regis, Worthing and Littlehampton. Despite the challenging economic times the 2010/12 figures reveal that thousands of jobs supported by tourism have been created in each area since 2008. The news is being welcomed as a sign that Sussex seaside resorts can survive and continue to grow.
While Blackpool shed 3,200 jobs during recession, Brighton and Hove created 3,300. Bognor Regis has 2,300 tourism jobs and Worthing and Littlehampton 1,700. The share of total employment in each town directly supported by seaside tourism is also impressive. Findings show that Bognor Regis has a 15% share of employment generated by tourism, Worthing and Littlehampton 2% and Brighton, Hove and Shoreham 9%.
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