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Tourism is one of the United Kingdom’s biggest industries along with finance, chemicals, retail, manufacturing, and construction, and it has the potential to become an even more important part of the United Kingdom’s economy in coming years. According to the Tourism Alliance, in 2015, the United Kingdom was the eighth-largest international tourism destination in the world ranked by visitor numbers. This “underlines the tourism industry’s substantial contribution to UK economic prosperity” (para. 1).

Top Destination

Within these statistics, London is the top tourist destination in the United Kingdom for overseas as well as for domestic tourists because of its strong cultural heritage, its vibrant nightlife, dining scene, and an almost unrivaled retail offering. London maintains its popularity among tourist destinations because of its extensive range of things ...

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