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Frequency of release: Monthly
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: Region
Survey name(s): International Passenger Survey (IPS)
20 May 2015, 11:00am
Overseas Travel and Tourism quarterly estimates are revised during the processing of the annual dataset. The most up-to-date and accurate estimates for all published quarters can be found in Travel Trends 2014.
Please note that during the annual data processing, the 2014 data have been revised to include updated factors for imbalance and rail expenditure imputation, resulting in larger changes than usually observed between quarterly statistical bulletins and the annual Travel Trends publication. We identified that, for consistency, these updated factors should be applied to the 2013 Q3 and Q4 data. Also, an error in the treatment of the unsampled traffic data for the Quarter 1 data was corrected during the annual data processing. The data tables in section 6 of Travel Trends, 2014 include corrected Quarter 1 data.
The Overseas Travel and Tourism expenditure estimates were re-instated as National Statistics following a formal review by the UK Statistics Authority for their compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
10 December 2014, 9.45am
This is a republication of the Statistical Bulletin published on 13 March 2014, and contains corrections to the expenditure estimates
On 18 November 2014 ONS announced 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. The errors in the expenditure estimates affected data between January 2014 and September 2014 and because the data feeds into the imports and exports of service also affected the UK Trade releases over the same period. 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
These errors have been corrected in the republished September 2014 monthly bulletin, and consistent with the Authority's letter of 14 November 2014, Overseas Travel and Tourism expenditure estimates are in the process of being re-assessed for National Statistics status, following an internal review. http://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/reports---correspondence/correspondence/letter-from-sir-andrew-dilnot-to-john-pullinger-141114.pdf
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