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SBD Global/August 2, 2012/Olympics

Visa Reports That Int'l Olympic Visitors Have Put Nearly $700M On Their Cards So Far

International visitors to the London Games have spent almost $700M through Visa since July 23. The company said on Thursday that travelers from the U.S. spent $85.5M, more than any other country. Japan ($50.9M) and France ($41.5M) spent the second and third most, respectively. Visa was tracking money spent by its cardholders by sector, as well. There has been $133.7M spent on services ranging from shoe repair to spa treatments, $95.5M on entertainment like theater tickets, $82.9M on airlines and $71.8M with retailers ranging from antique shops to drug stores.

Country USD Percent
U.S. $85.5M 12%
Japan $50.9M 7%
France $41.5M 6%
Italy $39.5M 6%
Australia $35.3M 5%
Ireland $32.4M 5%
Spain $31.1M 4%
Germany $30.9M 4%
Canada $24.1M 3%
Sweden $23.4M 3%
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