Visitor numbers on the rise at Bologna

<p>Visitor numbers at this year&#39;s Bologna Book Fair increased by 3%, despite disruption caused to UK travellers by the British Airways strike.<br /><br />The fair, which ran from 23rd to 26th March, attracted more than 4,760 foreign professionals. There were more than 1,200 exhibitors, of whom more than 1,100 were from 66 foreign countries.<br /><br />In total, 91 nations were represented by exhibitors, professionals and journalists.<br /><br />The organisers said: &quot;These very positive results are even more important because they forecast a significant upturn of the market.&quot;<br /></p>