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A bumper summer for UK tourism

UK tourism is on the upUK tourism figures are on the up, according to the Office for National Statistics. Summer 2013 saw a marked increase in visitors to Great Britain, which is great news for UK holiday home owners.

During the peak summer month of August, the UK saw a 16% overall rise in visitors and an upturn of 14% in North American tourists.

There was also a 28% increase in visitors from outside North America and Europe, with many more travellers from Latin America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East choosing the UK for their leisure breaks.

Visits abroad for UK residents also grew by 4% from June to August, with more British travellers making the most of long weekends and bank holidays with trips abroad.

You can read the full story on Travel Weekly.