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Liverpool is more popular than ever before, according to the latest ONS data

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Liverpool is more popular than ever before, according to the latest Office for National Statistics data.

The Office for National Statistics has released new data surrounding trips to the UK from overseas residents and places Liverpool as 5th in the country for overseas visits.

The 2017 figures show that Liverpool’s popularity continues to grow as the city welcomed 25% more overseas visits than in 2016. The biggest increase is in European visitors, with trips rising by 31% in 2017.

The average spend per visit is £427 and the average visit stay is 4 nights allowing visitors plenty of time to take in the cities sights and attractions.

The statistics show that the increase was reflected across all age groups; the 35-44s experienced the biggest increase with 43% more than the previous year.

Liverpool also performed particularly well for holiday visitors, highlighting how the city region’s tourism offer continues to attract visitors from across the globe.

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