Britain Posts Record Gains


Despite a distinct lack of cooperation from Canada, Britain posted record tourism numbers in 2014, delegates at the ExploreGB trade show in Ascot, England, were told Thursday. Canadian visitations to the UK were projected to be down 11 per cent for the year — due mainly to the drop in the Canadian dollar — but overall visitations were up six per cent to just under 35 million overseas visitors, the second record year in a row for arrivals. 2015 is expected to top those totals. Canada ranked 14th in the listing of Britain’s top source markets, but placed 10th in visitor spend.