Jane Austen News - Issue 99
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A Record Number of Visitors Next Year? The national tourism agency VisitBritain said that 2017 was a record year for inbound tourism to the UK – with 39.9m visits. The Jane Austen Centre certainly enjoyed welcoming a great many visitors through its doors. But although 2017 was a great year for visiting the UK, VisitBritain is predicting that the number of visitors coming to Britain will reach 41.7m in 2018 – a 4.4% rise on 2017. With both the euro and the dollar being strong against sterling, it's a great year to take advantage of a holiday to England (and to Bath) where visitors from abroad will be able to get great deals on everything from hotel stays to restaurant visits. Fingers crossed that VisitBritain are right, then. The team at the Jane Austen Centre hope to welcome you soon!
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