London has welcomed a great surplus in overseas tourists between January and March 2017.
London welcomed 4.5 million overseas tourists in that time frame, which was a 15.6 percent increase in visitors compared to the first three months of 2016, when 3.9 million were welcomed. The numbers are based on research by the International Passenger Survey (IPS) and reported by The Office for National Statistics.
In addition, there was a 17.6 percent increase in the amount of tourism spending over the first quarter of 2017. International arrivals went up 11 percent in June 2017 compared to June 2016, reported from Forward Keys travel agent bookings. July and August bookings went up 10 percent in 2017 compared to July and August of 2016.
The rise in tourism comes despite several terror attacks in the city in 2017. Most recently, a terror attack on the London Bridge and a nearby bar left seven people dead and 48 injured. There was another terrorist attack over the Westminster Bridge which left four people dead March 24. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for both of these incidents.
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