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At least one good thing is coming out of the UK leaving the EU: Tourism is thriving

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The UK received 3.5 million international visitors in June, up 7% from the same month last year.

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The figure is a record for June. It is due in large part to the UK leaving the EU. That weakened the pound and made it cheaper for people to visit the country.

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The UK received 39.1 million visitors between June 2016, when it left the EU, and June 2017, an increase of 9%. Most visitors came from Europe and North America.

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They are also consuming more. Spending grew 2% in June to £2.2 billion ($2.8 billion) against the same month in 2016.

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On top of that, the weakening pound made it more expensive for British people to leave the UK, so they are doing more internal trips and further boosting tourism in the country.

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