Britain’s Brexit Bump for Tourism May Be Over

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A woman looks at the chalk, charcoal and hot glue on wood painting 'Chalk or Charcoal' by Pascale Marthine Tayou in London March 23, 2018. The painting is part of a Modern and Contemporary African Art Sale at the auction house Sotheby's. Frank Augstein / Associated Press

Skift Take: Now the real challenges begin for British tourism officials after a welcome spike in visitors after the UK vote in 2016 to exit the European Union. Tourists to the country fell 7 percent in the last quarter of 2017 after an initial bump, largely due to a devaluation of the pound. Britain isn't scheduled to exit the EU until 2019, but new challenges, from staffing to aviation agreements, are mounting.

— Tom Lowry

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