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Tourists flock to UK.

THE UK welcomed an increasing number of overseas visitors last year despite a dip in North American tourists.

Foreign residents made 32.88 million visits to the UK in 2007 - a 1 per cent rise on the 2006 total, the Office for National Statistics said.

Visitors from North America fell 6 per cent to 4.48 million, but this was partially offset by a 2 per cent rise in the number of European tourists.

Foreign visitors spent pounds 16.32billion in the UK last year - a 2 per cent rise on the 2006 total.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Feb 16, 2008
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