June sees record number of overseas visits to the UK

June saw a record number of overseas visits to the UK, official statistics from VisitBritain show.

There were 3.5 million visits to the UK in June, up 7% on the same month last year.

Overseas visitors spent £2.2 billion in June, up 2% compared to the same month last year.

There was strong growth from North America in June with 650,000 visits, up 35% on the same month last year.

It brings the overall number of overseas visits to the UK for January to June this year to a record-breaking 19.1 million and up 9% compared to the same period in 2016. Overseas visitors spent a record £10.6 billion, up 11% on 2016.

Patricia Yates, director of VisitBritain, said: “Tourism is one of Britain’s most valuable export industries and this continued growth demonstrates the industry’s increasing importance as a key driver of economic growth across our nations and regions.

“The tourism industry is making a compelling case to be one of the industries included in the government’s industrial strategy to ensure Britain continues to compete globally. We have already revised our forecast upwards for 2017.”

The post June sees record number of overseas visits to the UK appeared first on Hotel Owner.

Powered by WPeMatico

Latest Posts

Contact Details

the hotel marketer

Phone: 0203 0263660

Email: contact (AT) thehotelmarketer (DOT) com