Sheffield tourism chiefs toast big rise in visitors

The Winter Gardens in Sheffield city centre is popular with visitors.

The Winter Gardens in Sheffield city centre is popular with visitors.

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Business and tourism chiefs today welcomed news that thousands of extra overseas visitors provided an £87 million boost to the city’s economy last year.

Figures released by the Office of National Statistics show the city had 151,000 overseas visitors during 2013 – about 26,000 more than 2012.

And total spending by foreign visitors was put at £148m last year compared to just £61m in 2012 – a 120 per cent rise.

 

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