Falling tourism in coastal areas sparks fear as cost of living crisis looms

As the winter months draw nearer, falling tourism has sparked new fears in coastal areas amid the looming cost of living crisis.

Businesses reliant on the roaring summer trade in seaside villages like Robin Hoods Bay are facing new struggles as peak season ends, with a drop in income adding to the stress of rising costs.

A self-employed holiday cottage cleaner from the small Teesside village of Skelton, Emma Robinson has seen a startling fall in work since the end of the summer.

Her lone source of income, Miss Robinson fears that rising costs could push her family to the limit this winter, with even travelling to work becoming more of a struggle.

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