Printer Friendly

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.
COPYRIGHT 2008 Coventry Newpapers
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Feb 16, 2008
Words:94
Previous Article:'She has done so much'.
Next Article:We raised pounds 3,000 in just one lunchtime; CHARITY WALK: Bank staff in Coventry use their break to boost heart appeal.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters