Tuesday, 10 October 2017

UK attracting record number of tourists



Tourism is booming in the UK with nearly 40 million overseas people expected to have visited the country during 2017 - a record figure.

 
Tourist promotion agency VisitBritain forecasts overseas trips to the UK will increase 6% to 39.7 million with spending up 14% to £25.7bn this year.


Britons are also holidaying at home in record numbers.


British Tourist Authority chairman Steve Ridgway said tourism was worth £127bn annually to the economy.


He called the sector an "economic powerhouse" and a "job creator right across Britain".
"Two-and-a-half times bigger than the automotive industry, employing three million, tourism is one of our most successful exports and needs no trade deals to compete globally."




BBC     News.