Japanese help to boost UK tourist trade
JAPAN'S economic recovery has fuelled a resurgence in Japanese
travellers to the UK, helping to boost overall tourist spend by 46
per cent last month compared with the same period last year.
Japanese shoppers spent an average of £449 per store when
shopping in the UK, with overall spend up by 35 per cent in the
year to date, according to Global Blue, the tax-free shopping
services company that compiled the statistics.
The country entered the top 10 nationalities for UK tourist
spend in January for the first time since March 2011, joining big
ticket spenders like China, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, who are driving
footfall across popular UK destinations including London's West
End, and out-of-town retail outlets like Bicester Village.
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