How Tourists Can Save the British Economy

by William ASTON on January 15, 2010

The economy in the UK continues to be stuck in a recession.  Even though the lastest numbers show that most countries in the EU have pulled out of the economic recession that plagued the world, the UK is still struggling.  The travel and tourism industry has been hit particularly hard as worldwide travel is down, meaning less visitors from other countries. One organization is saying that tourism might be the thing that can save the British economy. VisitBritain, the national tourism agency of the United Kingdom, is making an argument that tourism can create thousands of jobs in the UK. 

The agency claims that tourism can play a major role in restoring the economy in the United Kingdom and in addition can create jobs in a rapid fashion.  The agency gave various reasons for why the travel and tourism industry should not be overlooked as the country tries to figure a way out of the continuing recession. Tourism is an industry which requires a large amount of labor, making it one of the leaders in creating jobs for the unemployed.   The travel and tourism industry often purchases large amounts of goods and services from other industries, making it a quick way to stimulate economic growth.

The visitor economy of the United Kingdom is responsible for more than one hundred and ten billion pounds a year, and this money is not concentrated in one particular business or one particular area, making it even more valuable, as it allows the money to be spread around a variety of businesses and areas.

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