UK to attract a record number of tourists

Tourism is booming in the UK, with nearly 40 million foreign people visited the country in 2017 – a record figure.

Tourism promotion agency VisitBritain forecasts that overseas travel to the united KINGDOM will increase by 6% to $ 39.7 million, with spending up by 14% to € 25.7 bn this year.

The british are also in a holiday home in record numbers.

British tourist Authority chairman Steve Ridgway, said tourism was worth £127bn every year to the economy.

He called the sector “economic power” and a “creator of jobs right across Britain”.

“Two and a half times more than the automotive industry, which employs three million dollars, tourism is one of the most successful exports and is in need of any of the trade agreements to compete globally.”
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The UK has become a better place to visit for the tourists from the foreign countries after the fall of the value of the pound since the brexit vote of last year.

But Mr Ridgway said: “Tourism is a highly competitive global industry, and you can’t just build a solid resilience of the industry on a weaker currency.

“We must continue to invest in the development of world-class tourism products, the obtaining of great Britain on the wish list of national and international travellers and we need to make it easy for visitors to make this trip.”

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The Minister of tourism John Glen said: “Tourism contributes billions to the UK economy and supports millions of jobs.”

He added that the record figures for the foreign and domestic leisure travelers were “testament to our world-class attractions and the innovation of our tourism industry”.

During the first six months of the year, he had a record of 23.1 million visits abroad for the united KINGDOM, an increase of 8% over the same period in 2016 – and July’s numbers topped four million for the first time, with only a little bit smaller number of visits during the month of August.

Top five UK tourist sites in 2016:
British Museum – 6.4 million visits
National Gallery -6.3 million
The Tate Modern – 5.8 million of
Natural History museum – 4.6 million of
Southbank Centre – 3.9 million of

Source: Association of major tourist Attractions

Britain’s beaches and attractions are also attracted to the inside, users with “staycations” on the rise.

From January to June this year, domestic overnight holidays in England increased from 7% to a record 20.4 million, with visitors spending of £4.6 billion, an increase of 17% and another record.

On Monday, figures from trade body BRITISH Finance, has shown UK tourists expenditure by debit card when abroad is in sharp decline compared with last summer, to provide further evidence of the trend to holiday at home.

The expenditure of the united KINGDOM of debit cards abroad has decreased almost 13% in August compared with the same month in 2016.