This edition of Travel Trends does not include the full set of tables. The remainder will be published on 3 August 2018. The accompanying Travelpac (dataset) release will also be published on 3 August 2018. The International Passenger Survey (IPS) is in the process of modernising its data collection approach from data collected on paper forms to an improved method using tablet computers. Tablet data collection was phased in gradually from September 2017 to April 2018 and this transition has required extensive additional data processing and quality assurance.

Publications

Data

  • Travel trends estimates: UK residents‘ visits abroad

    Annual estimates on visits and spending by UK residents abroad, by purpose and region of visit. New methods were introduced for producing the 2019 estimates. The datasets presented for 2019, and for 2009 to 2019, contain estimates produced using the new method. The other datasets presented on this page were produced using the previous method and are now superseded.

  • Travel trends estimates: overseas residents in the UK

    Annual estimates on visits and spending in the UK by overseas residents, by purpose and region of visit. New methods were introduced for producing the 2019 estimates. The datasets presented for 2019, and for 2009 to 2019, contain estimates produced using the new method. The other datasets presented on this page were produced using the previous method and are now superseded.

  • Travel trends estimates: overseas residents in the UK and UK residents abroad

    Annual estimates on visits and spending of UK residents abroad and for overseas residents visiting the UK.

  • Travel trends: confidence intervals

    Confidence intervals for the Travel trends estimates.

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.