Pressure on inbound tourism despite effect of weak pound

March 2009
Travel Weekly (UK);3/6/2009, p7
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the pressure faced by inbound tourism of Great Britain, despite being in a good position for a long time. Bernard Donoghue, head of government affairs for VisitBritain said that weakening of the pound against the dollar and euro had made Great Britain nearly 27% cheaper for Americans. Mary Ranee, chief executive of UKinbound said that in spite of the weakening of pound, the number of visitors from the U.S. fell by 16% year on year in December.


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