Tuesday 18 April 1950 – The tourist trade is Britain’s most important invisible export, said Sir Alexander Maxwell, chairman of the British Travel and Holidays Association, in London today.
During last year the dollars earned from tourism exceeded those from such well known commodities as Scotch whiskey, textiles, chemicals, machinery and pottery.
Tourism was Britain’s biggest net U.S. dollar-earner.
” Prospects for the coming year look exceedingly good. We expect a record number of Americans, some 170,000 of them, and earnings, including fare payments, should amount to 70 to 75 million dollars or 25 to 26 million pounds,” Maxwell said.