Royal Baby and Downton Abbey strong reason for increasing tourism inflow in UK in 2014: Trip Advisor

Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2013

royal-baby-boy_2626317bNews on the royal babies and TV shows such as Downton Abbey has gained immense popularity among Americans who might be potential tourists to the UK.



Not only Americans but China and Singapore too are looking at the UK as a potential holiday destination for the ‘baby factor’ says a survey made by TripAdvisor.




The US topped the list of fastest-growing markets, with a 23% year-on-year growth in internet searches for the UK, the company said.



Second was Canada (up 21%) followed by the UK’s own residents (up 20%), Singapore (up 19%) and China (up 18%).



Looking at sheer numbers rather than the rise in growth, UK residents made up the majority of searches for UK destinations on TripAdvisor, with the US second and Germany third. London was the most popular destination for the UK as well as world travellers, with Yorkshire second and Devon third for UK tourists, while Edinburgh was second and Yorkshire third for world travellers.



The increased attractiveness of cities in northern England was reflected in the fact that Greater Manchester made it into the top 10 in ninth place in both the UK and world travellers’ lists.


With the post Olympic glory and the celebrations associated with the birth of the new baby UK will enjoy strong tourism this year said TripAdvisor for Business marketing vice president Alison Copus.



He said that the overall, interest in UK destinations is on the rise, and not just to the traditional holiday hotspots on the coast or in the capital.

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