Last updated: 10:15 PM ET, Thu November 29 2012

VisitBritain Outlines Plans to Build on Success of Olympic Year

Features & Advice | VisitBritain | James Ruggia | November 29, 2012

VisitBritain launched its 2012 annual review, outlining what it was able to achieve for tourism and the U.K. economy in 2012 and how it will build on 2013 and beyond. Inbound tourism is one of Britain’s business great success stories. It is the nation’s third-biggest earner of foreign exchange -- during the past year it has contributed £18.7 billion ($30 billion) to Britain’s economy, a 5 percent rise in nominal terms and a record. In six of the past 12 months, Britain has welcomed a record number of holiday visitors from overseas, meaning around 12 million international visitors have chosen Britain as a holiday destination.

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