Record Breaking Year For UK Tourism
Business has been officially booming for UK tourism this year, after record numbers of tourists visited the country from January to June.
Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics figures reveal that there were 16.4 million inbound visits to Britain in the first half of 2014, setting a new record for this time period and an increase of eight per cent compared to the first half of 2013.
Holiday visits also performed well, and accounted for 44 per cent of visits in June, setting yet another monthly record of 1.4 million holiday visits - the fifth monthly record for holiday visits set so far this year.
David Edwards, head of research and forecasting at VisitBritain commented: “Tourism is an essential part of the wider success of our economy and these first six months have set us up for what could be another record year for inbound tourism.
“It’s also hugely positive to see growth both from our high volume European markets and also emerging markets across Asia and Latin America.”