London to attract 520,000 Indian tourists by 2025
According to the official data released by the Mayor of London’s office, the number of Indians visiting London will increase by 90% by 2025. In the next eight years, London will see 0.52 million Indian tourists from 0.27 million visitors.
According to the data by London & Partners, the business arm of the Mayor of London’s office, Indian visitors to London spent $ 333 million in 2016, which is projected to rise to $ 931 million by 2025.
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, said, “Visitors to the capital bring huge benefits the industry boosts London’s economy, as well as supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs and showing the world that London is an open, welcoming and diverse city.”
Tourism contributes 11.6 % to London’s GDP and nine percent of UK’s GDP.
London & Partners has collaborated with London’s tourism leaders to identify London’s tourism potential. “As a combined force, we believe that if this vision is realised, tourism will drive economic growth and stimulate the city’s cultural scene, support even greater numbers of jobs and strengthen London’s reputation as an open and welcoming city,” said London & Partners.