According to the latest report, the percentage of the foreign visitors who told that they felt exceptionally welcome in Britain has more than doubled in the previous five years.
The report had revealed that the survey done on over 5000 visitors as they leave Great Britain finds that around 42% told that they felt tremendously welcome when compared to 30% in the year 2012 and 19% in the year 2009.
Around 89% of the tourists which were surveyed told that they felt very welcome in Britain, and around 93% of those told that they would suggest visiting Britain to their family and friends. Citizens from Denmark, Canada felt most welcome followed by the tourists from India, Sweden and the US.
The UK was ranked third among 50 countries for its ‘brand’ in the index of this year and had also enhanced its rank on being viewed as the most welcoming country, up by two positions on the previous year standing at the 11th position with other countries like China, Canada, Egypt, Germany, France and Japan. The UK had also stood at 4th place for how positive public’s approach is towards it.
The report also noticed that the personal suggestions scored more in inspiring or influencing the individual where to visit on holiday, and were considered as more influential than the special offers, travel brochures or advertising.
Offering tourists a great welcome is part of the Five Point Plan of the UK government for tourism declared by the UK Prime Minister David Cameron in the month of July this year, for boosting the tourists numbers and extend the financial benefits of tourism all over Britain.
Another one is the great China welcome program which over 300 businesses all over the UK had signed up since it has been launched in the year 2013.
Easy to use UK public transport is another major factor influencing how welcome the tourist feel. From the next year January 2016, many travelers could gain from the pay as you go travel after stepping of the plane.
The initial nine months of this year had broken earlier records for the inbound tourism numbers, with over 27 million visits to Britain from the month of January till September, an increase of 3% when compared to the similar period previous year.
Tourism is the UK’s seventh biggest export industry and third biggest service sector. This industry is also a key job creator. The inbound tourism was value of over 26 million pounds to the economy of the UK in the year 2013.