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Boom time for UK tourism is good news for Frome

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics shows that more overseas visitors came to the UK last year than ever before, and Frome-based holiday lettings company, Somerlet, is seeing evidence of this upward trend in Somerset.

In 2016 there were a record 37.3million inbound visits to the UK, with a strong increase in visitors from North America, Canada and the US.  This increase is arguably prompted by the weaker pound.

Rowena Collins, director of Somerlet, manages holiday homes in the Somerset region.  She said, “Over the last year we have welcomed many visitors from Canada, the US and other countries like Australia, Hong Kong and the UAE.  Tourists love walking cobbled streets and sleeping under roofs with 300-plus years of history.  In fact, in some cases the properties are older than the countries they are visiting from!

“Frome is also becoming increasingly popular for weekend breaks by UK visitors. People stumble across Frome, or hear about it from their friends, and once they visit they fall in love with the town.”

Tourism is worth £127billion annually to the UK economy, creating jobs and boosting economic growth across its nations and regions.  Somerlet is a property management service for short term and holiday home rentals in Somerset, covering advertising, bookings and guest liaison, through to cleaning and laundry.   The company is looking for more holiday homes in 2017 to keep up with growing demand.  Contact rowena@somerlet.com or 07795 064069 if you would be interested in renting your property as a holiday home.

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