Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Trafalgar Square: top attraction for international travellers

Trafalgar Square is the top tourist attraction in the UK according to new research from First Rate Exchange Services.

The majority of the 2,500 international travellers from the USA, Ireland, Spain, France and Germany that were interviewed said they most wanted to visit Trafalgar Square during their time in the UK.

Tower Bridge, London Museums, Buckingham Palace and Oxford St were the next top attractions, respectively.

Americans indicated that a visit to Buckingham Palace was a must whilst over half (51 percent) said a visit to Buckingham Palace was a top priority.

Edinburgh Castle, Oxford University and the White Cliffs of Dover were in the top spots for the French as they wanted to venture out of the capital.

Tourists from Ireland were more inclined to visit Oxford Street and the Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham as they prioritised shopping.

International travellers visiting the UK were also found to be more wary of fees incurred when using their credit and debit cards, with only 51 percent using their cards during their stay and using a travel money card or travellers cheques instead.

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