Visa: Visitors to the Games rack up $700M on their cards

International visitors to the London Games have spent almost $700 million through Visa since July 23.

The company on Wednesday said that travelers from the U.S. spent $85.5 million, more than any other country. Japan ($50.9 million) and France ($41.5 million) spent the second and third most, respectively (see chart, below).

Visa was tracking money spent by its cardholders by sector, as well. There has been $133.7 million spent on services ranging from shoe repair to spa treatments, $95.5 million on entertainment like theater tickets, $82.9 million on airlines and $71.8 million with retailers ranging from antique shops to drug stores.

Money Spent Through Visa
At The London Games
 
1. United States — $85.5 million  (12%)
2. Japan — $50.9 million  (7%)
3. France — $41.5 million  (6%)
4. Italy — $39.5 million  (6%)
5. Australia —$35.3 million  (5%)
6. Republic of Ireland —$32.4 million  (5%)
7. Spain — $31.1 million  (4%)
8. Germany — $30.9 million  (4%)
9. Canada — $24.1 million  (3%)
10. Sweden — $23.4 million  (3%)


Source: Visa

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