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  • 1. Parking and Tourism Atholl Noon
  • 2. Parking and tourism
    • Tourism in context
    • £74 billion industry
    • 6.4% GDP
    • 6th largest industry
    • 8% of workforce
  • 3. Parking and tourism
    • Domestic Tourism in UK
    • Trips Spend
    • Millions £ Millions
    • England 121.3 20,600
    • Scotland 16.5 3,600
    • Wales 11.6 1,800
    • NI 1.7 400
  • 4. Parking and tourism
    • Tourist demand
    • 1 billion day trips a year
    • 73% by car
    • 71% to cities/towns
    • average stay 3.5 hours
    • activity throughout year
    • £400 million pa in parking
  • 5. Parking and tourism
    • Tourist characteristics
    • Often unfamiliar to area
    • Ease of use
    • Higher spenders - £28 per visit total
    • Higher car occupancy – 3.5
    • Medium/long parking duration
  • 6. Parking and tourism
    • What do day tourists do?
    • Eat/drink
    • Walk
    • Visit friends and relatives
    • Shopping and
    • Visitor attraction
    • So issue may not just be about an attraction – rather – where is parking?
    • Part of the tourist experience
  • 7. Parking and tourism
    • Tourist parking issues?
    • Getting to town/area
    • Finding parking
    • Paying
    • Getting to destination (s)
    • Sharp peaks - capacity problems
    • Visual intrusion
  • 8.  
  • 9. Parking and tourism
    • Getting to destination
    • Decision to use a car
    • Attraction information
    • Maps/technology
    • Car park signing
    • Pedestrian signing
  • 10.  
  • 11. Parking and tourism
    • Information to car parks
    • Web
    • Brochures
    • Atlases/ sat nav systems
    • Signing
    • Does signing tell a tourist where to go?
    • What about alternatives?
  • 12. Parking and tourism
    • Information in car parks
    • Where you are
    • Where are key destinations/facilities
    • Enhance quality (and WtP?)
    • Possibly BPA role in drafting ‘template’ for good info provision?
  • 13. Parking and tourism
  • 14.
    • Sharp Peaks
    • Some you can predict, some you can’t
    • Solutions?
    • Spread peaks
    • Reduce ‘normal use’ in peak times
    • Provide overspill
    Parking and tourism
  • 15. Parking and tourism
  • 16.
    • Pricing Issues
    • Medium stay mostly
    • Pay and display a problem?
    • Some premium prices
    • ‘ Sting’ the tourist?
    Parking and tourism
  • 17. Parking and tourism
    • Visual intrusion solutions
    • Landscaping
    • Park and walk
    • Park and shuttle
    • Park and ride
    • Technology
    Parking and tourism
  • 18. Parking and tourism
    • Visual intrusion Technology
    Parking and tourism
  • 19.
    • Getting it right
    • Well designed, well managed parking is:
    • Good for the parking provider
    • An asset for any destination
    Parking and tourism
  • 20.
    • For the parking provider
    • Economic benefit
    • ‘ Extra’ revenue
    • Higher spend
    • Maximising usage
    Parking and tourism
  • 21.
    • Getting it right – to car park
    • On maps and sat nav systems
    • Signed on approach roads
    • Off-street
    • Know which car parks are for you.
    Parking and tourism
  • 22.
    • Getting it right – at the car park
    • Well designed – minimal intrusion
    • Right capacity and pricing
    • Adequate security
    • Good info on area
    • Good pedestrian info
    • Sensible enforcement
    Parking and tourism