Overall numbers have held up well this year although there has been last minute booking. We have seen a very high level of foreign visitors-particularly from USA and Australia. Our returners numbers are up even further as are our referrals-especially those from overseas.We have noticed less shopping sprees to York and more caution of where to eat dinner. Our volume of champagne,chocolates and flowers has also decreased again. People still want to come and stay away but are managing other spend more carefully it seems. Great feedback on Pickering as a base for the wider region and the improved food offer in the town now (Willowgate Bistro and Bay Horse take a bow plus 2nd Rossette at White Swan).Lots of dissatisfaction with Whitby this year-too busy, too many drunks, very run down- but better feedback on Scarborough.