ONS Travel and Tourism figures - Barclays comment

10 Jan 2013 10:40 GMT

Mike Saul, Head of Hospitality and Leisure at Barclays, comments on today's ONS Travel and Tourism figures:

“After the summer’s successes, November saw tourists return in force, reversing the previous months’ trend as London’s reputation as a cultural capital continues to pull in the crowds. Similarly the wet weather encouraged Brits to escape to sunnier destinations. This trend is set to continue and operators are already spending heavily on ad campaigns and promoting special offers to encourage those holidaymakers who need a bit more convincing.”

About Barclays

Barclays is an international financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays’ purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way.

With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs approximately 135,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

For further information about Barclays, please visit our website www.barclays.com.