Following a record year-to-date for inbound tourism to the UK, growth is set to continue in 2018 with tourists spending more than ever, according to forecasts from national tourism agency VisitBritain.
Overseas visits to the UK are forecast to break through the 40 million mark for the first time in 2018, reaching 41.7 million, up 4.4 per cent on 2017, a year that is expected to see 39.9 million visits by tourists from outside the UK.
Spending by overseas visitors to the UK is forecast to reach £26.9 billion in 2018, up 6.8 per cent on 2017, which is expected to total £25.1 billion by year end.
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Tourists to UK set to spend record levels in 2018