International visitor spend soars to almost £100m in first quarter

Yorkshire tourism has got off to a flying start in 2017 as new figures reveal international visitors have spent nearly £100m in the year’s first quarter. 267,000 overseas visitors spent £99m from January to March 2017, up 30% on the same period last year, according to figures from Visit Britain. International spend in Yorkshire is also nearly double the national average which is up 16% year on year. Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire said: “This is fantastic news for the county and one of the main ... For the full story register now for free or login below...
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