UK Tourism Boom

Who knew people wanted to be rained on and eat Greggs that badly?

Tourism is apparently flourishing in the UK, with record-breaking nearly 40 million people from overseas visiting the country in 2017. VisitBritain, a promotion agency, say that trips to the UK will increase 6% to 39.7 million.

Britons are also holidaying at home in the record numbers. According to the British Tourist Authority chairman Steve Ridgway said that tourism in the UK was worth £127bn annually to the economy. It’s currently an ‘economic powerhouse’ and a ‘job creator right across Britain’. The influx of people visiting the country comes as the value of the pound dropped since the vote on Brexit last year.

UK beaches have seen plenty tourists this year too. Nothing quite like over-priced amusements am I right?

During the first six months of the year, there was a record of 23.1 million overseas visits made to the UK, an 8% rise from the same period in 2016. There has also been a rise in what’s called ‘staycations’. Going on holiday but staying in the UK. Figures were up for these trips by 7%, with a record of 20.4 million visitors having overnight stays this year.

There are some half decent places to visit in the UK. Places like York, Edinburgh and even London can be far cheaper than going abroad.

Maybe I should get into tourism.