Households' appetite for foreign travel has not been dented so far by the recent falls in the value of the pound, sales figures suggest.
The major US stock indexes closed mostly lower on Friday, capping a day spent wavering between small gains and losses.
Shares in fashion house Burberry soared on the London market amid mounting speculation over a merger with a US rival.
Fast-food giant McDonald's served up better-than-expected third-quarter sales, boosted by its breakfast menu and a strong performance in the UK.
The UK economy is set to defy expectations for a sharp slowdown after the Brexit vote in next week's first set of official growth figures since the referendum.