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Britain welcomes increase in visitor numbers

Britain welcomes increase in visitor numbers

The number of international visits to Britain continue to grow, with visitors spending more and inbound tourism setting new records for visits in the first six months of 2015 and very strong quarter two figures from the Office of National Statistics show. Britain has welcomed three per cent more visits over the first six months of 2015, beating last year’s record figures for the same period. Spending in the first six months of 2015 increased by two per cent, contributing £9.5 billion to the UK economy.

Britain’s heritage is top priority for tourists

Britain’s heritage is top priority for tourists

30th Sep 2013 Press Release Tourism News

With summer finally abating and a new series of the globally popular Downton Abbey set to begin this weekend, insights from VisitBritain reveal that visiting castles, stately homes and famous buildings in Britain is now a top priority for overseas visitors. Nearly 30% of all visits to Britain include a trip to built heritage sites, with the amount spent by those who do so amounting to £6.5 billion over the entirety of their trip.

Games showcase Britain to the world

Games showcase Britain to the world

29th Aug 2012 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

As the curtain closed on the Games of the XXX Olympiad, VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, released initial findings on how the hosting of the London 2012 Games has showcased Britain to the world - and how the agency plans to make the most of this opportunity.

Wales in the spotlight as stars choose Britain

9th Dec 2011 Press Release Tourism News

The next stage of VisitBritain’s celebrity film campaign was unveiled, when over 74,000 rugby fans in Cardiff got a preview of what international audiences were shown to encourage them to choose Britain as a holiday destination.