Methodology related to leisure and tourism

  • Upcoming methodological improvements to overseas travel and tourism estimates

    Methodology | Released on 18 March 2020

    Upcoming improvements to the International Passenger Survey methods to be introduced on 22 May 2020, with final 2019 results and a revised back series.

    Keywords: holiday, OTT, UK visits, tourists, hospitality

  • International Passenger Survey methodological information

    Methodology | Released on 24 March 2017

    The International Passenger Survey background notes outline dataset definitions, sample methodology, geography and purpose groupings.

    Keywords: visits, holiday, business

  • International passenger survey methodology

    Methodology | Released on 4 February 2016

    Survey data is collected on the IPS via face-to-face interviews with passengers passing through ports and on routes into and out of the UK.
  • International passenger survey QMI

    Methodology | Released on 14 May 2015

    Consists of face-to-face interviews with a sample of passengers travelling via principal airports, sea routes and the Channel Tunnel. survey is conducted 362 days a year. the target number of interviews is 260,000 per year, although over 300,000 interviews have been conducted annually since 2009.

    Keywords: passengers, traveling, airports, sea routes