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Category Archives: Travel and Tourism

Record holiday visits to the UK

Some people obviously want to be here – even if it isn’t us. In 2010 we saw the highest number of foreign holidaymakers on record coming to the UK. According to the Office of National Statistics there were 11.7 million of them, and they spent £6.64bn in the UK. On the other hand, 36.4 million UK residents went on holiday … Continue reading

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Increase in demand for rail travel

A significant increase in demand for rail travel during the first half of this year has seen a return to growth in passenger numbers on the railways not seen since before the recession. October 2009 marked a turning point in demand, according to analysis published today by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). During the first half of 2010, … Continue reading

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Forgotten where you put your passport?

In the last quarter of 2009 visits abroad by UK residents fell by 6% on a seasonally adjusted basis, whilst visits to the UK by overseas residents remained broadly constant, compared to the previous quarter according to the Office for National Statistics. When we look at the whole of 2009 the number of visits by overseas residents to the UK … Continue reading

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