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Wales attracts visitors with scenery and culture

20 July 2009 20:55

Wales attracts visitors with scenery and culture

Wales is the only UK country which has seen its number of visitors rise since 2007, it has been revealed.

Recent figures from the Office of National Statistics show that England received 14.3 million visitors in 2008, with Scotland attracting just under 2.5 million people.

Wales had 1.1 million people taking a holiday there, which was an increase from figures from 2007.

Travel insurance may be at the top of the list for those jetting off abroad, but it may also be a wise investment for those travelling closer to home.

The financial cost of covering a problem - such as lost luggage - on a trip within the UK could be just as much as covering a similar issue on a holiday abroad.

A spokesperson from North Wales Tourism said that Wales is a "very compact country with a good variety of scenery".

Visitors are drawn to its culture, she said, especially those travelling from Europe and other overseas destinations.