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Visits To The UK By Overseas Residents Fell 4% In 2018

By Dave Simpson

Visits to the UK by overseas residents fell 4% in 2018 to 37.8 million, and spending by tourists and other visitors was decreased 7% to £22.7 billion, official statistics have revealed.

UK residents made 1% fewer visits abroad last year, totalling 71.9 million trips, and their expenditure grew by 2% to £45.8 billion, according to the Office for National Statistics said.

Value Of The Pound

The fall in the value of the pound after the 2016 Brexit referendum boosted tourism in Britain in 2017. Sterling recovered some of its value last year.

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