There was a record 12.7 million visits to English regions outside London in the first nine months of 2017 – up four per cent on the same period in 2016, according to new statistics.
The official figures also showed that international visitors spent £6.1 billion across England’s regions during the same period.
There were 909,000 overseas visits to Wales from January to September last year, up six per cent compared to the same period in 2016, and visitors spent £337 million.
In Scotland, overseas visits increased 14 per cent to 2.6 million in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same time in 2016, with overseas visitors spending £1.8 billion.
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Record international visitors to English regions