According to a report from the Office for National Statistics 3.5m overseas residents visited the United Kingdom in June, bringing a £2.2bn boost to the economy along with them.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed that the past six months have seen a 25pc rise in visitors from North America compared to the first half of a year ago. They also spent £2.2 billion, which is an increase of two percent.
The "Brexit effect" has seen the biggest increase in USA tourists coming to the United Kingdom since the 1980s, official data shows.
The figures were boosted by strong growth from North America in particular with 650,000 visits in June, up 35% on previous year. There was a more muted rise of 2% in the number of visitors from Europe (up to 2.290m from 2.241m).
But that same conversion that helped visitors coming to the United Kingdom, hurt Brits as they ventured out, spending £4.6bn along the way in June, a 15% year-on-year increase.Читайте также: Fiesta Texas, other Six Flags theme parks take down Confederate States flag
"Overall, the number of foreign visitors to the United Kingdom increased 8% y/y during Q2 to 10.8m".
There was a 20% increase in tourism - which accounts for just under half of visits - while business trips fell by 4% and those to see family and friends were little changed.
Britons made fewer trips to North America and western Europe, while visits to eastern Europe and other parts of the world rose.
Overall, visitors to Britain spent 6.23 billion pounds ($8.03 billion) in the three months to June, 8 percent more than in 2016, while Britons' spending overseas increased by 2 percent to 11.25 billion pounds. There was a drop of 4% in visits to North America and also a dip of 1% to Europe.
A year ago set a record for inbound tourism to Britain on visits and spend with 37.6 million visits, up 4% on 2015 with visitors spending £22.5 billion, up 2%.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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