UK attracts record overseas tourists after pound’s Brexit slide

Number of US and Canadian visitors rises by 16% – but Britons are forced to cut holiday spending by poor exchange rates

Record numbers of overseas visitors came to the UK in April, and spent record amounts of money in shops, hotels and restaurants in fresh evidence of a fillip to tourism from the steep fall in sterling.

But the pound’s decline has left cash-strapped Britons forced to stay at home or cut their spending overseas.

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