Historic win for Leicester City could boost football tourism to Britain
Leicester is set to benefit from a major boost in tourism after being thrown into the global spotlight following the city's football team's fairytale win in the Premier League, according to VisitBritain.
Patricia Yates, director of VisitBritian, said that football was the number one sporting draw for international tourists to Britain and Leicester had now earned itself a spot on the global football tourism map.
“Leicester City's fantastic win is truly the stuff of legends and has thrust the players, the fans, the city and Britain as the ‘home of football' into the global spotlight,” she explained.
“Football has mass international appeal and a global fan base of billions and we know that people like to visit the home of their sporting heroes. We encourage visitors from all over the world to travel to Britain and enjoy a Barclays Premier League football match with our Football is GREAT campaign, as part of our drive to get tourists out exploring more of regional Britain.”
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