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Less people travelling abroad more visiting from abroad

July 16, 2009

New figures released by the Office of National Statistics today suggest that Britain’s are preferring to holiday at home.

More than 6 million fewer trips were taken in the year to May 2009 with continental Europe being the hardest hit and visits abroad falling for the first time since 2001.

Meanwhile visitors to the UK were up 3 per cent in the last quarter with spending up 6 per cent to £4.1b

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 17, 2009 9:56 am

    Great news for us at http://www.visitlancashire.com. I know everyone is talking about a staycation…………….. lets see what happens as the kids holidays kicks in.

  2. nigelbarlow permalink*
    July 19, 2009 2:30 pm

    Good news all around for those who are involved in the UK tourist industry

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