5. Tourist Spending
According to Visa, spending by international visitors in the U.K. on Visa cards totaled ~445.3 million pounds (US$696 million) during the week of July 23-29. Visitors from the U.S. account for ~54.6 million pounds (US$85.3 million) of that figure. Retail, Services and Entertainment sectors among the biggest beneficiaries of international spend, according to the card scheme.
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