Pathe takes a look a Britain's tourist industry.
Full title reads: "Tourist Trade Booms Again".
Intertitle reads: "Britain's bounding Tourist Industry heads for record year".
Air shot of the Queen Mary - ocean liner ship - on its way across the Atlantic. Air to air shot of De Havilland Comet jet air liner in flight. LV The ocean terminal at Southampton, Hampshire. LV the Queen Mary tied up. Various shots of luggage being unloaded. LV Transatlantic airliner being unloaded at London Airport. GV Interior shot of passengers having their luggage checked by customs officers. CU Cases standing on the counter being checked. LV Customs hall. CU Hand marking suitcase as passed by the customs.
GV Tower Bridge. GV Tower of London. GV Buckingham Palace. LV Two Americans looking at troops and mounted Horse Guards in Whitehall. CU The two Americans. LV Americans looking on as the Horseguards ride off. GV Elevated shot of Trafalgar Square. LV Two Americans walking amongst the pigeons in Trafalgar Square. LV Pathe's Bill Symon with the two tourists beside the Serpentine. They talk about the attractions of Britain. GV Demolished Carlton Hotel site. GV Metropole hotel. GV Great Central Hotel. LV Victoria Hotel. GV Royal Palace Hotel. LV Pan down Westbury Hotel, doorman salutes them. Various shots of the tourists visiting Edinburgh, Scotland and Stratford-on-Avon.
LV Frenchman and his wife seated at a beer garden table near river with drinks on the table. CU Man takes cigar out of his mouth and beckons the waiter to ask him for more drink. SV Waiter walks round to the table and says that he can serve no more drinks owing to our licencing hours. CU Man throws his arms up in the air in disgust. SV 'Frenchman' gets up and throws the table to the ground as he and his wife leave.
LV Rain falling on crowds in Oxford Street. LV Heavy rain falling in London Street. LV Panning shot of passenger boarding airliner at London Airport. SV Bill Symon stops a tourist to interview him. "Tourist, I'm English, getting out as quick as I can, going to France on holiday." Camera pans as man runs away towards airliner.