U.K. Tourism Sees Brexit Boost After Pound's Decline: Chart

Spending by overseas visitors to the U.K. climbed to 4.4 billion pounds ($5.7 billion) in the first quarter, a 15.6 percent increase from a year earlier. Tourists have likely been encouraged by the pound’s 13 percent drop against the dollar since Britain’s vote to leave the European Union in June 2016. However, the exchange rate doesn’t seem to have put off British travelers from going abroad, with both number of trips and expenditure climbing.

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