The UK has seen an increase in visits from China, and is ready to welcome more visitors ahead of Chinese New Year.
The UK saw strong growth from China during the first nine months of 2017 with spending up 48% and visits up 33%, with national tourism agency VisitBritain estimating full year figures of about 330,000 visits and spending of about £667 million.
Forecasts for 2018 are predicting about 349,000 visits from China to the UK with visitors spending about £722 million. Visits from China to the UK more than doubled in the decade to 2016.
Chinese New Year, which gets underway today (16 February), is a prime time for travel for the Chinese, and the UK is gearing up to host some of the largest celebrations outside Asia.
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Britain welcomes visitors for Chinese New Year