Lonely Planet names the UK one of the best global destinations post Brexit

Published on : Wednesday, October 25, 2017

indexAccording to Lonely Planet, Brexit has turned the UK one of the world’s best tourist hotspots. The fall in the value of the pound makes Britain a top travel destination, according to the renowned experts of the travel guide.

Lonely Planet said that post-Brexit currency slump was “a great boost” for tourists planning to travel to the UK in 2018. They further said that overseas holidaymakers should “reap the rewards” of the cheaper pound while the Government “busies itself with Brexit”.

Since last year’s EU referendum, the pound has fallen by 14 per cent against the euro and 11 per cent against the dollar. Lonely Planet’s new Best in Travel guidebook recommended that visitors should visit sights such as Cornwall, Bath, York and Edinburgh.

Britain is listed as the seventh best-value place to visit, after destinations like Estonia, the Canary Islands and Arizona.

James Smart of Lonely Planet said, “While the value of the pound hasn’t been great news for British travellers, it has been a great boost for people looking to visit the UK and we expect this to continue next year. New galleries and theatres rehoused historic attractions and thoroughly modern opportunities for adventure combine with classic sights to make the UK a brilliant destination for both staycationers and foreign visitors in 2018.”

The fall in the pound’s value means imported goods would be expensive and a tougher time for Brits heading abroad. But it is good news for exporters for attracting tourists to the UK because of cheaper goods available for them.

From January to July this year, around 23.1million overseas tourists came to Britain, which is an increase of 8% from last year.

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