More people visit UK in first quarter but spending falls – tourism data
LONDON – More overseas visitors travelled to Britain during the first three months of 2019 compared with a year ago but their spending fell, official data showed on Thursday.
There were 8.0 million visits to Britain from overseas in the first quarter, up 1% year-on-year, the Office for National Statistics said.
Their spending totalled 4.3 billion pounds ($5.4 billion), down 5% on a year ago.
British residents made 13.6 million visits abroad in the first quarter, a 2% increase on a year previously. Their spending was unchanged at 8.5 billion pounds.
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(Reporting by Andy Bruce, editing by David Milliken)