Britain hits record number of tourists in 2012-II


Britain has set a record with around 12 million arrivals of international visitors over the past 12 months. The Queen’s Jubilee celebrations and the 2012 London Olympic Games are credited for the tourism boom, which has contributed some £19 billion to the British economy.

According to VisitBritain, inbound tourism has contributed £18.7 billion to the economy, a 5% increase making it the third biggest earner of foreign exchange.

VisitBritain is expecting inbound tourism to grow 6% in 2012, and the volume of international tourism to grow by 3% in 2013.