15 May 2017
Record breaking start to the year for inbound tourism to Britain
Official figures show a record-breaking start to the year for inbound tourism to Britain.
Today’s figures show that a new record has been set for inbound visits to the UK in the first two months of the year with 5.2 million visits, up 6% on the same period last year. Overseas visitors spent a record £2.7 billion in January and February, up 11% on the previous year.
Tourism Minister Tracey Crouch said: “This record-breaking start to the year once more underlines the strength of our tourism industry. Our fantastic welcome and world-class attractions are continuing to attract huge numbers of visitors from across the globe, which is great news for the whole country.”