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10th August 2012

Visa cardholders spend $1.4bn in UK during Olympics

Visa Inc calculates international travellers spent an additional $717m (€583m £459m ¥56.3bn Y4,560m) on their Visa cards whilst visiting the UK during the second week of the Olympics (July 30th to August 5th). This takes the total spend by this group using Visa to $1.4bn.


Visa offer the following country analysis:



Rank Country/Territory Total Spend Total
$m %
1 United States 91.0 13%
2 Japan 47.4 7%
3 France 44.5 6%
4 Italy 42.1 6%
5 Australia 35.3 5%
6 Ireland 34.3 5%
7 Spain 33.5 5%
8 Germany 33.3 5%
9 Canada 25.3 4%
10 Sweden 23.9 3%

The top 10 contributing countries accounted for 57%
of the total amount spent on Visa accounts in the
United Kingdom during this time period.