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HS1 would like to hear from you

Last month, a new report was released which revealed High Speed 1’s impact on the Kent visitor economy. Following the success of this study and as part of the programme of activity to mark the 10th anniversary of the High Speed 1 line, HS1 is conducting further research into the impact of the line on businesses in the Kent region and would value extra feedback from tourism businesses.

The survey takes just three minutes to complete and will help to inform the future strategy of HS1.

If you would like to involve your business further by giving a case study to HS1 Ltd, please contact leonie.martin@pagefield.co.uk

Please note that this survey is intended for tourism and leisure businesses only.

Please share your opinions by filling in the survey: https://10yearsofhs1.typeform.com/to/o5MvZW

The research by Visit Kent and Destination Research Ltd shows the full extent of the rail line’s contribution to the last decade of growth for the Kent visitor economy including the following headline statistics:

  • HS1 adds £311 million to the Kent visitor economy since services began
  • Leisure journeys on HS1 have increased from 100,000 (2010) to 890,000 (2016)
  • 73% of Kent tourism businesses believe HS1 has attracted more leisure visitors to the county
  • Nearly 6,000 tourism sector jobs in Kent have been created and supported by HS1.

For more information see the full report and infographic.

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