Simon Kyte

Senior Economist

Simon joined the Tourism Economics division of Oxford Economics in 2015 from his previous post at Natural Resources Wales.

His background includes tourism modelling at GLA Economics at City Hall in London where he worked on hotel demand and supply forecasting, the London results of the national Day Visitor Survey, Local Area Tourism Impact spatial modelling and a range of reports in the field designed to aid the capital’s decision-makers to make informed, evidence-based choices on tourism policy. 

Beyond tourism he has worked on the evidence base underpinning the Mayor’s strategies, undertaking scenario analysis on property tax reform, modelling future electricity demand & supply scenarios and the potential impacts on sectors from a UK exit from the EU. His previous employment also includes being Head of the East of England Learning & Skills‘ regional intelligence unit and working for Skills Insight, the economy and labour market analysis unit formerly based at the Regional Development Agency, SEEDA.

Simon was educated at the University of Exeter where he gained a degree in Economics & Geography.

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