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Drop the pounds by Brexit worth gold for British tourism

The economic impact of Brexit is uncertain but the British tourism industry is now happy because he expects the fall of sterling attracts foreign.

"That is lower pound is very positive for tourists, since London is an expensive city," said Charlotte, a French student who spends a few days in the capital in the company of some friends.

"We booked the trip before the outcome of the referendum, so it's a pleasant surprise," he added while queuing in front of Madame Tussauds wax museum.

Sterling fell more than 10% against the dollar and the euro since the referendum on June 23, in which the British decided to leave the European Union (EU).

This output (Brexit) will take time and will require lengthy negotiations with Brussels, but financial markets and reacted by punishing the pound ... to the great joy of the tourist sector.

Most of the tourism sector has high morale. According ForwardKeys, a company specialized statistics, the UK recorded an increase of 4.3% in the number of arrivals of travelers in the four weeks after the referendum.

VisitBritain, the body responsible for tourism promotion in the UK, highlights that, despite the Brexit, 65% of hotels and accommodation in private homes ( "providers accommodation") is declared "very optimistic" view of the summer activity.

"I think tourism is one of the sectors that could really benefit from the changes brought about by the Brexit. We must seize this opportunity," says Patricia excited Yates, director of strategy VisitBritain.

Travelers over 164 nationalities have chosen to come after Brexit, confirming the "popular and mestizo" character of the city, says James McClure, CEO of Airbnb for Northern Europe.

Professionals expect this favorable picture-in terms of currency exchange and weather- continue once the summer season.

The media company London & Partners said that two thirds of Americans who spend their holidays in the UK are declared ready to return due to the advantageous exchange rate.

Moreover, Yates, VisitBritain, it has been found since the referendum that internet searches from China on trips to the UK have doubled.

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