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UK revels in record year of tourism growth

UK revels in record year of tourism growth

An extra £872 million in visitor spending was generated across the UK in the last year as a result of work by national tourism agency VisitBritain/VisitEngland latest figures show. This means for every pound invested in the organisation, £20 of additional visitor spend was generated for the economy.

Day Tripper: Record spend from English travellers

Day Tripper: Record spend from English travellers

New figures from VisitEngland show that Brits spent a record-breaking £45.3 billion on day trips across England in the first eleven months of 2016, setting a new record for the survey. January to November 2016 also saw the highest number of day trips taken in the first eleven months of the year at 1.35 billion visits in England.

International visitors boost UK tourism sector

International visitors boost UK tourism sector

International visitors spent an extra £800 million across the nations and regions of Britain in the last year as a result of work by the national tourism agency VisitBritain, latest figures show. This means that every £1 invested in VisitBritain’s activities resulted in an overseas visitor spending £23 in Britain. Domestic visitors spent an additional £97.2 million in England as a result of VisitEngland’s 2015 ‘Holidays at Home are GREAT’ campaign.