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ONS has suspended the publication of expenditure estimates for UK residents’ visits abroad and overseas residents’ visits to the UK within the September 2014 Overseas Travel and Tourism release, published on 13 November 2014, due to an error identified within the series. This error affects expenditure estimates for January to September 2014 and has resulted in the UK Statistics Authority suspending the National Statistics designation of the expenditure series within the Overseas Travel and Tourism releases until the figures have been corrected.http://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/reports---correspondence/correspondence/letter-from-sir-andrew-dilnot-to-john-pullinger-141114.pdf
Corrected expenditure estimates for UK residents’ visits abroad and overseas residents’ visits to the UK will be published for all months, January to September 2014, and Quarter 1 and 2, as soon as possible. Please note that the UK Trade time series data are also affected by this error and will be updated with the corrected data when it becomes available. ONS will announce the timetable for the publishing of corrected figures prior to their release. The ONS statement regarding this error can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/media-centre/statements/correction-to-overseas-travel-and-tourism-expenditure-data/index.html
Update 8 December 2014, 2.45pm
ONS alerted users on 18 November that errors had been identified in the expenditure estimates for UK residents visits abroad and overseas residents' visits to the UK within the Overseas Travel and Tourism release. This data feeds into the imports and exports of services published within the UK Trade release. As part of this announcement, ONS said they would inform users of the timetable for publishing correcting figures. ONS can now confirm that the September 2014 monthly bulletin will be republished with corrected expenditure estimates on 10th December 2014 to coincide with the publication of the October 2014 UK Trade release.
Overseas Travel and Tourism 2014 Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 statistical releases and the July 2014 and August 2014 monthly bulletins, containing corrected expenditure estimates, will be republished on Thursday 11th December 2014.
Overseas Travel and Tourism monthly bulletins for January-June 2014, containing corrected expenditure estimates will be republished on Thursday 18th December 2014.
Presents monthly results on the number of overseas visitors to the UK, UK residents visits abroad, earnings from overseas visits, expenditure of UK residents going abroad.
The Overseas Travel and Tourism monthly and quarterly bulletins are being updated to provide additional information about the revisions policy used to revise and finalise the estimates. As part of this improvement to the publications the titles will be changed to indicate that the estimates are provisional. The final estimates, for the Overseas Travel and Tourism data, are published in the annual Travel Trends publication. The first publications to include the additional information will be:
"Overseas Travel and Tourism, Provisional Results for October 2013" - published 12th December 2013
"Overseas Travel and Tourism, Provisional Results for Quarter 3, 2013" - published on 16th January 2014