In the first 10 months of 2017, 13.4 million people visited the UK on holiday, 13% up on the previous year, partly due to the attractive exchange rate since the Brexit referendum.

Speaking at the Westminster Media Forum event, The UK Tourism Industry Post-Brexit – Skills, Investment and the Industrial Strategy, Rebecca Stewart, a senior policy advisor on tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, said it was important to talk about overtourism but it wasn’t yet something the UK has to overcome.

Euromonitor International states that London is the world’s third-most visited city with 19.2 million arrivals, and elsewhere in the UK other cities are starting to struggle with increased demand, such as Cambridge which saw an estimated 7.6 million people visit the city in 2016.

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