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Tourism rise in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

168,000 holidays were had in Yorkshire during summer 2013 Credit: Press Association

There has been a rapid rise in the number of people holidaying in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Figures show that in summer 2013 168,000 holidays were spent in the Yorkshire - a jump of more than a third on the previous year. The majority of visits are made by Australian tourists. In Lincolnshire and the rest of the East Midlands the amount of money being spent went up by just over 50%.