Annual estimates of travel and tourism visits to the UK (of less than 12 months' duration) and associated earnings and expenditure between the UK and the rest of the world.

Publications

  • Travel trends: 2019

    Annual estimates of travel and tourism visits to the UK (of less than 12 months' duration) and associated earnings and expenditure between the UK and the rest of the world.

Data

  • Overseas travel and tourism, quarterly

    Seasonally adjusted and non-seasonally adjusted estimates of completed international visits to and from the UK and earnings and expenditure associated with these visits.

  • UK residents visits and expenditure abroad, quarterly

    Seasonally adjusted and non-seasonally adjusted estimates of completed international visits and spending abroad by UK residents.

  • 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 The other datasets presented on this page were produced using the previous method and are now superseded.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: 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 The other datasets presented on this page were produced using the previous method and are now superseded.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 and UK residents abroad

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

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.

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