Official Government figures show that 2015 set a new record for inbound tourism to the UK – up 4% on 2014 and the sixth consecutive year of growth.

Visitors spent £21.8 billion in the UK last year, in line with 2014’s record breaking figure, with those from the USA the UK’s most valuable source of tourism.

A record number of holiday visits to the UK was recorded (13.7 million) as well as those visiting friends and relatives (10.5 million), up 7% on 2014. Visits for business (8.7 million) increased six per cent on 2014.

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