August highest ever month for visitor spending

Recently released figures have shown that August was the highest month ever for overseas visitor spending in the UK. 

The figures found that £2.8 billion was spent by overseas visitors in August, these figures were up by 3% based on the same time in 2016.

The month of August this year was also record-breaking for inbound visits to the UK with 3.9 million visits. This figure was up 5% on the same month in 2016.

These latest figures from the Office for National Statistics found that the total number of overseas visits to the UK from January to August is 27.1 million, this is up 8% on 2016. Spending by visitors also reached £16.4 billion, up a huge 10% on last year.

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