UK braced for record number of tourists in 2018

Hotels and restaurants expect busy 2018 with inbound tourism to increase to almost 42m visits

Overseas visits to the UK are set to pass 40m for the first time in 2018, according to VisitBritain, which is predicting tourists will spend a record £27bn over the coming 12 months.

A double-digit fall in the pound against the euro and the dollar is helping drive visits and allow tourism to buck predictions of a post-referendum slowdown in the British economy.

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