In July, the United Kingdom received the most international tourists in a single month since people started keeping track.
According to new figures released by the UK's tourism agency, a record 3.8 million visitors poured into Britain that month to take advantage of a slump in the pound following the voter-approved referendum to leave the European Union.
Thanks to Brexit, the UK's currency is at its lowest level against the dollar in more than 30 years and its lowest against the euro in nearly seven. That makes Briain a more affordable destination than in the past for Americans, Europeans, and Asians. In July, those foreign visitors spent £2.5 billion in the UK—a 4% increase over the same month last year.
Making the announcement, Christopher Rodrigues of VisitBritain described the economic impact of the tourism figures as "a shining star in an uncertain world."