EU tourists shun British holidays despite the fall in the value of the pound

EU tourists avoid British holidays, although a drop in the value of the pound made interruptions in the UK cheaper

  • EU tourists avoid Britain, according to the Office for National Statistics
  • Persistent Brexit uncertainty may have been a factor in the falling numbers
  • In the meantime, the number of visitors from the US and Canada increased by 10 percent
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EU tourists avoid Britain, although a fall in the value of the pound has made holidays cheaper here.

The number of European visitors was 8 percent lower in April than in the previous year, with the largest decrease among holidaymakers from other EU countries, according to the National Statistics Office.

The persistent Brexit uncertainty may have been a factor – there was a sharp increase in US tourists.

EU tourists avoid Britain, although a fall in the value of the pound has made holidays cheaper here

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EU tourists avoid Britain, although a fall in the value of the pound has made holidays cheaper here

In the three months between March and May the number of visitors from the US and Canada increased by 10 percent compared to 2018 by 1.2 million.

The number of EU tourists decreased by 6 percent to 6.9 million and the number from the rest of the world decreased by 7 percent to 1.2 million.

Visitors spent £ 1.6 billion in April, a decrease of 14 percent compared to last year. While a pound bought 1.18 euros and $ 1.33 in March, it was only worth 1.10 euros and $ 1.22 yesterday.

Britons made 13.6 million visits to Europe between March and May, an increase of 2 percent compared to 2018, the US said.

The number of European visitors was 8 percent lower in April than a year earlier, with the largest decrease among holidaymakers from other EU countries, according to the National Statistics Office.

The number of European visitors was 8 percent lower in April than a year earlier, with the largest decrease among holidaymakers from other EU countries, according to the National Statistics Office.

The number of European visitors was 8 percent lower in April than a year earlier, with the largest decrease among holidaymakers from other EU countries, according to the National Statistics Office.

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