The UK attracts record number of overseas tourists till now

Published on : Wednesday, October 11, 2017

UK attracts record numberTourism is on the rise in the UK with nearly 40 million overseas people expected to have visited the country during this year till now, which is indeed a record.

Tourist promotion agency VisitBritain forecasts that 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.

The UK has become a cheaper place to visit for overseas tourists following the fall in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote last year.

Tourism Minister John Glen said: “Tourism contributes billions to the UK economy and supports millions of jobs.”

He added that the record figures for overseas and domestic holidaymakers were “testament to our world-class attractions and the innovation of our tourism industry”.
During the first six months of this year, there were a record 23.1 million overseas visits to the UK, which is an increase of 8% over the same period in 2016.


Britain’s beaches and attractions have also attracted more domestic users with “staycations” on the rise.

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