Stats show no Olympic boom for British tourism
LONDON -- Statistics show that the Olympics failed to bring a surge in visitors to Britain, but those who did come spent more.
The Office for National Statistics says 3 million people came to Britain during August, 5 percent down on the year before. But earnings from visitors were 9 percent higher than in August 2011.
The Olympic Games ran July 27-Aug. 12, and the Paralympics Aug. 29-Sept. 9.
Many businesses complained of slow business during the games, and blamed predictions ...
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