July top month ever for inbound tourism to a UK

Figures uncover that Jul was a top month ever for inbound tourism to a UK given central annals began in 1961.

There were a record 4 million abroad visits to a UK in July, a initial month to ever mangle by a 4 million mark, and adult 6 per cent on a same month final year. Overseas visitors spent £2.8 billion in a UK, a best month for spend on record.

Strong expansion in visits from North America continued in Jul with a record 650,000 visits, adult 9% on final year.

Tourism Minister John Glen said: “Tourism is a vital mercantile force that creates jobs and drives expansion for a whole of a country. These record sum uncover a continued strength of this critical zone and a UK’s tellurian position as a must-visit destination.” 

VisitBritain Director Patricia Yates pronounced that a best-ever monthly sum underpinned a clever initial half of a year for inbound tourism.

This postulated expansion demonstrates Britain’s continued ability to contest internationally for visitors and shows that tourism, one of a many profitable trade industries, is an increasingly critical motorist of mercantile expansion opposite a nations and regions.” 

Today’s Office for National Statistics sum have brought a sum series of abroad visits to a UK from Jan to Jul this year to 23.1 million, adult 8% on a same duration final year and a record year–to-date. Spending by visitors during this duration strike a record £13.3 billion, adult 9% on a same duration final year.

There were 2.9 million abroad visits from North America from Jan to July, adult 21% on a same duration final year. 

There were 15.1 million abroad visits from EU countries, a UK’s largest visitor-generating region, 4% adult on final year. 

Visits from a ‘Rest of a World’, that includes Australia, China, a Gulf markets and India, were adult to a record 3.6 million from Jan to Jul this year, adult 18% on a same duration final year. 

Last year set a record for inbound tourism to Britain on visits and spend with 37.6 million visits, adult 4% on 2015 with visitors spending £22.5 billion, adult 2%.

Tourism is value £127 billion annually to a UK economy, formulating jobs and boosting mercantile expansion opposite the nations and regions.

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