Home

How Brexit Helped More Travelers Get To Britain

By Travel Noire

Share

Travelers are flocking to Britain in record numbers, and it’s all thanks to Brexit.

When the people of Britain voted to leave the European Union in 2016, the impact of the decision immediately caused the value of the British Pound to decline, making the region more affordable and desirable. As a result, travelers from all around the world decided to take advantage, and began to eye cities like London as a destination, giving Britain’s tourism industry a boost along the way.

In August, a peak month for travel to England, Britain welcomed more than 3.9 million visitors, up 5% from the previous year and an all-time high for the region. When foreign travelers get to Britain, they’re spending serious cash, pumping 2.8 billion pounds into the region in the month of August alone.

RELATED: 48 Hours In London

While Brexit has helped more travelers around the world get to the U.K., Britons have traveled abroad less. Brexit and the decline of the Pound have made foreign travel too expensive for many Brits, with the number of British traveling abroad falling by 3%.

Share
Travel Noire

Travel Noire

A platform of cultivated insights from a global community of black travelers.

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Aer Lingus Is Having A Major Sale With Roundtrip Flights To Europe From $466

Aer Lingus Is Having A Major Sale With Roundtrip Flights To Europe From $466

It’s a great week for airfare sales! Aer Lingus has just announced it’s international spring sale and there will be low-cost fares from North America to Europe.  Travelers can expect to find flights starting at $466 round-trip departing from the East Coast, $569 departing from Midwest, and $619 from the West Coast for travel dates […]

Kelsey Marie

The Nigerian Painter Behind ‘Africa’s Mona Lisa’

The Nigerian Painter Behind ‘Africa’s Mona Lisa’

Earlier this year,  a painting by the late Nigerian master painter and sculptor Ben Enwonwu sold for $1.4 million at an auction in London. The painting, titled “Christine,” is a portrait of Christine Davis, an American hairstylist who moved to Lagos, Nigeria with her British husband where she met and established a friendship with Enwonwu. […]

Parker Diakite

Spend Your Coins At These Black-Owned Businesses In London During The UK’s Black History Month

Spend Your Coins At These Black-Owned Businesses In London During The UK’s Black History Month

Black History Month in the UK is in full swing and its the perfect month to travel to London Town for a black AF experience. London is a melting pot of different cultures and ethnicities with strong influences from West Africa and the Caribbean. Black Brits from all backgrounds have made major contributions to UK […]

Kelsey Marie / the UK, London, England