They say that research shows tourism in the borough holding up.
In 2011 visitors spent £92.1 million here, a 1% increase on 2010 figures.
The number of visitors went up by 1% to reach 1,373,900.
Day visitors spent a daily average of £32.59 in Neath Port Talbot.
Neath Port Talbot Council leader Ali Thomas said: “It’s encouraging to see that investments made by the public and private sectors are paying off.”
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Photo Tourist attraction Aberavon Beach. Pic: Port Talbot Magnet