The British Tourist Authority in London released 1999 arrivals
estimates, predicting that the U.K. will receive 26 million
visitors this year, a 3% hike over 1998.
The BTA said 5.3 million visitors will arrive from North and
South America, an increase of 4% compared to last year. It said the
Asia market was making a recovery, with arrivals returning to 1997
levels. Tourism from Asia to the U.K. dropped by 17.5% in 1998, to