Deliver Your News to the World

International visits to London grow for 8th consecutive year

The latest annual IPS figures released today showed a 4% growth in international visitors to London from 19.1m in 2016 to 19.8m in 2017. Spending by international visitors was also up 14% year on year to a record £13.5 billion.


WEBWIRE

The positive growth was helped by an increase in visits from North America, which grew by 11% to 3.1m in 2017.

Commenting on the figures, Tracy Halliwell, Director of Tourism at London & Partners, the Mayorís official promotional agency for London, said: ď

ďIt is fantastic news that London has seen an increase in international visitors for the 8th consecutive year. Itís a testament to Londonís enduring appeal that visitors continue to be drawn to our fantastic city to experience our ever-evolving cultural institutions, world class restaurants, shopping and plentiful green spaces. We look forward to continuing to welcome the world and show that London Is Open.Ē

Notes to Editors

About London & Partners

London & Partners is the Mayor of Londonís official promotional agency. Its purpose is to support the Mayorís priorities by promoting London internationally, as the best city in the world in which to invest, work, study and visit. We do this by devising creative ways to promote London and to amplify the Mayorís messages, priorities and campaigns to international audiences. Its mission is to tell Londonís story brilliantly to an international audience.

London & Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners. For more information, visit:†www.londonandpartners.com††


( Press Release Image: https://photos.webwire.com/prmedia/7/226847/226847-1.jpg )


WebWireID226847





This news content was configured by WebWire editorial staff. Linking is permitted.

News Release Distribution and Press Release Distribution Services Provided by WebWire.