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No Olympic boost for East tourism

Cambridge, one of the region's big tourism centres Photo: ITV Anglia

Tourism is worth more than 6 billion pounds to the economy in the East, it provides jobs for around 250 thousand people and millions of visitors come each year.

New figures released today suggest that the Olympics boosted the country's tourist industry this summer - but here in the East, it's a different story.

When you take London out of the equation, there was a drop of around 500 thousand in the number of foreign visitors to England in June, July, and August and that's had a big impact here