Record year for UK tourism

The number of tourists visiting the UK has risen to more than 23 million this year.

Most recent figures from VisitBritain/VisitEngland demonstrate that an additional £872 million in guest spending was created over the UK in the most recent year.

From January to July, there were a record 23.1 million abroad visits, up eight for each penny on a year ago. These guests spent £13.3 billion, which is up nine for each penny. Abroad visits are anticipated to increment further, to 39.7 million, before the finish of the year, with spending additionally going up 14 for each penny to £25.7 billion.

The figures, declared at VisitBritain/VisitEngland’s 2016-17 yearly survey, return off the of solid development from inbound tourism. Brits are additionally taking more occasions at home; household overnight occasions in England rose to a record 20.4 million amid the principal half of the year with guests burning through £4.6 billion, up 17 for every penny.

John Glen, UK serve for tourism, says: ‘We have seen record-breaking inbound visits and spend this late spring, which is demonstration of our reality class attractions, inns and spas, and the development of our tourism industry. Globally we are performing emphatically in a massively aggressive market and I will keep on working intimately with the part to look after development, get the most ideal arrangement as we leave the EU and hold the UK’s situation as the must-visit goal.’