Quarterly results from the International Passenger Survey on overseas residents' visits to and from the UK, and UK residents' visits abroad.



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, provisional: July to Sept 2016

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
Head ‐ Research & Forecasting Visit Britain 24 hrs
Insight Specialist Visit Britain 24 hrs
Head of Media Visit Britain 24 hrs
Director Research Visit Britain 24 hrs
First Minister Scottish Government 24 hrs
Statistician Scottish Government 24 hrs
Assistant Statistician Scottish Government 24 hrs
Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Scottish Government 24 hrs
Policy Officer - Tourism Scottish Government 24 hrs
Communications Officer Scottish Government 24 hrs
Special Advisor Scottish Government 24 hrs
Senior Statistician and Head of Business and Energy Unit Scottish Government 24 hrs
Head Of Corporate Communications Visit Scotland 24 hrs
Senior Tourism Insight Manager Visit Scotland 24 hrs
Minister DCMS 24 hrs
Minister DCMS 24 hrs
Private Secretary DCMS 24 hrs
Private Secretary DCMS 24 hrs
Head of Profession Statistician DCMS 24 hrs
Communications officer DCMS 24 hrs
Policy Lead DCMS 24 hrs
Assistant Statistician DCMS 24 hrs
Head of Research Welsh Government 24 hrs