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The post Brexit pound sparks a tourism boom

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>> There have been some unhappy faces around since the pound's post Brexit plummet. But, it's not all doom and gloom in the UK. Good exchange rates have sparked a record boom in tourism, with visitors spending an extra 800 million pounds across Britain in the last year. Doing particularly well out of the recent events, guests from China and the US.
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>> Many discount here, yeah, a special rate for Chinese customers, I think, yeah.
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Sterling's sudden depreciation left the pound at its lowest level against the dollar in more than three decades. When the pound fell even further earlier this month, New Yorker's Derek and Ian decided to hop on a plane for an impromptu holiday in the UK.
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>> The past couple times we were looking at restaurants, that 50 pounds for something was a big, big hit, and now it's a lot less. So maybe another bottle of wine, maybe another dessert, maybe another drink here and there.>> But Britain hasn't only benefited from external tourism.
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With the locals spending almost 100 million pounds more in England, figures show there's been a lot of love for the staycation.