London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced plans to boost the city’s status as a tourist destination after it was revealed it is one of the world’s top places to visit.
Khan launched his “Tourism Vision” for London as he described the city as the world’s “greatest”.
“London’s autumn season will show visitors what it is like to explore the city like a Londoner, whether that’s finding the capital’s secret treasures or visiting its world-lead-ing exhibitions and shows,” he said last Friday (1).
“More than ever, it is vital to ensure that the capital ex- tends a warm welcome to all guests of our incredible city.”
London’s tourist numbers are set to increase sharply, with more than 40 million people predicted to visit the city by 2025, an increase of 30 percent on the 31.2 million visitors who came to the capital in 2016.
According to Google, London tops widespread searches for the city and short breaks, ahead of other tourist destinations such as Paris, Rome and Amsterdam. It also leads the way in Google’s search rank- ings for global cities to fly to.
Events anticipated during the autumn season include the UK premiere of acclaimed musical Hamilton and the MTV European Music Awards, which will be held at Wemb- ley’s SSE Arena.