Number of Asian shoppers in UK to rise over next quarter

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// Visitor numbers from Japan, Taiwan and China are predicted to rise 23%, 17% & 16% respectively
// Public holidays in these countries are what drives the number of international visitors

The number of Asian shoppers in the UK is expected to increase over the next quarter.

Visitor numbers from Japan, Taiwan and China are predicted to rise by 23 per cent, 17 per cent and 16 per cent respectively, according to new research by international payments company Planet.

Public holidays in these countries are what drives the number of international visitors over the next few months, the research found.

Chinese nationals are due to celebrate Labour Day and the Dragon Boat Festival, while Japanese nationals will be celebrating Golden Week in April and May.

Meanwhile, Vietnamese shoppers are “the sleeping giant in terms of sales opportunities for Europe’s retailers”, Planet found.

The average spend for Vietnamese shoppers has grown by 14 per cent year on year for the past two years.

The average spend for all Asian tourists in March reached £895.

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