BMI View: The tourism industry in the United Kingdom is proving resilient in the wake of a series ofterrorist attacks. Visitor numbers continue to rise, supported by the fall in the value of sterling which hasmade the UK a more affordable travel destination for many. With the number of international visitorsheading up and the number of British departures on overseas holidays declining, the outlook is highlypositive for the country's hotel and accommodation sector and numerous projects are planned or underwayto take advantage of growth.
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Tourism body VisitBritain reports that international visitor numbers to the UK reached a record high ofover 4mn in July 2017 - an increase of 6% compared to July 2016. This growth came despite fears of atourism decline after the May terror attack in Manchester and the June attack in London.
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