Monthly results on the number of overseas visitors to the UK, earnings from overseas visits, UK residents visits abroad, and their expenditure.



The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

Pre-release access list for Overseas travel and tourism, monthly provisional results: Feb 2017

The phrase 'Pre-release Access' refers to the practice whereby official statistics in their final form, and any accompanying written commentary, are made available to an eligible person in advance of their publication. The rules and principles which govern pre-release access are featured within the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008.

Besides ONS staff, the following persons are given pre-release access by the period indicated before release.

Access Granted To Organisation Period
Secretary for State for Culture, Media and Sport DCMS 21 hrs
Private Secretary for Secretary for State DCMS 21 hrs
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage DCMS 21 hrs
Senior Communications Officer DCMS 21hrs
Senior Communications Officer DCMS 21hrs
Policy Advisor DCMS 21hrs
Special Advisor DCMS 21hrs
Economist/Statistician DCMS 21hrs
Head of Insight and Research Visit Britain 21 hrs
Market Intelligence Specialist Visit Britain 21 hrs
Strategy and Communications Director Visit Britain 21 hrs
Head of Media Visit Britain 21 hrs