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#1 ckn

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 04:01 PM

Guardian article

 

A bit of selective reasoning there that's not going to make him many friends outside of the M25.


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#2 Trojan

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 04:21 PM

I was in York in June at the Railway Museum and it was seething with Americans.


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#3 gingerjon

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 04:47 PM

A Tory arguing for more state spending on his pet project?

 

I'm stunned.


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#4 Johnoco

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 05:37 PM

I was in York in June at the Railway Museum and it was seething with Americans.

Why? What had they done? ;)

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#5 markleeds

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 05:38 PM

You can't move for American tourists in York.

#6 Saint Billinge

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:18 AM

The Japanese certainly like the Lake District.



#7 longboard

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:39 AM

The Japanese certainly like the Lake District.

 

And York.



#8 Johnoco

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:39 AM

The Japanese certainly like the Lake District.

They seem to like Howarth too.

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#9 Tiny Tim

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:16 AM

I met up with some mates in Cardiff at the weekend and just as we arrived to check into the hotel a whole coach full of Americans arrived...I can only assume they were lost.


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#10 christopher

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:25 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ngland-23930147

 

 

this begs to differ.



#11 Wolford6

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:32 AM

Bradford gets thousands of tourists every year.

 

Unfortunately, mainly of the Benefits variety.

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#12 gingerjon

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:39 AM

Bradford gets thousands of tourists every year.

 

Unfortunately, mainly of the Benefits variety.

;)

 

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#13 Griff9of13

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:26 AM

Liverpool gets plenty of tourists from around the world. If ever I go there at a weekend the place is crawling with them.

 

When I was working in Inverness last summer every hotel I stayed in was like a meeting of the UN each breakfast time. Always lots of Spaniards and Scandinavians amongst the usual Japanese and Americans.

 

One thing I would say however; lots of foreign tourists visit many parts of the UK, but I suspect a vast majority include London at some stage of their itinerary no matter where else they have decided to visit. 


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#14 Padge

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 11:00 AM

The French, Dutch and Scandinavians seem to like Cornwall and when we go for a winter break down there it seems to always have South Affricans and Japanese tourist  knocking about.

 

Go to the Lake District anytime and there is every nationality under the sun walking around.

 

Scotland is a massive attraction to overseas visitors from anywhere and everywhere, in fact in Edingburgh it some times hard to find someone who is Scottish.



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#15 Wolford6

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 11:20 AM

 

And for your benefit:

 

http://www.thetelegr...ict_population/

 

 

http://www.theguardi...igration-speech

 

 

http://www.dailymail...ncil-house.html


Edited by Wolford6, 16 September 2013 - 11:28 AM.

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#16 John Drake

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 11:34 AM

 

This is off topic.

 

Stick to the point of this thread. Start a new one if you want to discuss something else.

 

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#17 JohnM

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:09 PM

London is a key destination for inbound visitors to the UK.  In 2012 15.5 million visitors spent time in the capital, spending over £10bn.  This represents 54% of all inbound visitor spending.

The rest of England attracted 12.8 million inbound visitors who spent an estimated £6.2bn, representing 33% of all inbound visitor spend.  

 

Some figures here: http://www.visitbrit...acts/index.aspx



#18 Padge

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:27 PM

The idiots argument could easily be turned on its head by using the simple reasoning that London should spend more on advertising the rest of the UK as people seem to take London in as a bit of a sideshow to our beutiful landscapes,  seascapes and great sporting and musical heritage elsewhere.



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#19 ckn

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:30 PM

London is a key destination for inbound visitors to the UK.  In 2012 15.5 million visitors spent time in the capital, spending over £10bn.  This represents 54% of all inbound visitor spending.

The rest of England attracted 12.8 million inbound visitors who spent an estimated £6.2bn, representing 33% of all inbound visitor spend.  

 

Some figures here: http://www.visitbrit...acts/index.aspx

Wasn't there a rather large sporting event in London in 2012?


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#20 Bostik Bailey

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:50 PM

Err aren't the two major airports for the UK in London, with direct connections to alsmost every major city in the world. That would make it pretty hrad not to vist London if you were travelling to the UK






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