UK top attractions are quite optimistic


UK top attractions are quite optimistic

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions declared in a report that the UKs top tourist attractions stay behind for the most part confident about the instantaneous future. They look forward to uphold or increase with 82 percent the number of tourists for the next year. This percentage is with 20 higher compared during last year. As the economics varies, the number of tourists was up by an average of 10.9 per cent greater part of UK attractions, such as: UKs most famous museums, galleries, heritage places, cathedrals, gardens, zoos. This country as well attracted an enormous number of tourists last year, with visitors drawn by the fragile pound.

The most famous tourist attraction in the United Kingdom remains to be British Museum. Other places like National Galley, Tate Modern and Natural History Museum are as well frequently visited. These all splendid attractions are free to enter.  

The leader among paid attractions was the Tower of London, with a total of 2.3 million visitors last year that is an increase of 11 percent.

A lucky year was also for the Home of Charles Darwin in Kent that has a two-hundredth anniversary of his birth and a rise with 198 per cent.

Besides these successful events there are some contrary things. For instance, Liverpools attractions registered a sharp decline, and the main reason is the end of citys status as a European Capital of Culture. 

ALVA members were asked about needs of incoming government in order to make sure that UK tourism will continue to rise and to contribute to developing of its economy.

Their answer was quite simple, so they would like to see a decrease in VAT rates on admission tickets, and improved government financial support to make possible VisitBritain to encourage the UK to potential visitors overseas.  They also mentioned that tourism industry played an essential part in the economy of Britain in 2009. Since the political parties get ready for the general election, they should think about how best to help the industry exploits the income it can generate and the supplementary posts.

By Journey ETC



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