More international tourists visit English regions than ever before

Tourist board says international visitors spent £6.1bn across the regions over the course of 2017

Visit Britain has released statistics suggesting in the first nine months of 2017 there were a record 12.7m visits to English regions outside London, up 4% compared to the same period in 2016.

International visitors are reported to have spent £6.1bn across England’s regions over the period from January to September, during which there were 909,000 overseas visits to Wales, up 6% compared with the same time in 2016,. These visitors spent £337m.

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