Inbound tourism performance

Looking for detailed inbound visitor statistics?

You can explore a wealth of data, covering inbound tourism trends, visits to nations, regions, counties and towns in Britain, as well as find out popular activities undertaken by visitors in Britain.

Latest monthly data

View the latest available monthly data for volume and value of international visits from the International Passenger Survey.

Latest quarterly data for the UK overall

Take a look at the latest available data from the International Passenger Survey for the volume and value of visits to the UK overall by overseas residents for the most recent quarter.

Latest quarterly data by area

Filter by nation or region the latest available data from the International Passenger Survey for the volume and value of visits by overseas residents for the most recent quarter.

2014 snapshot

View headline statistics for latest full year of data.

State of the nation

Headline tables showing the volume and value of inbound tourism to Britain, covering journey purpose, region of world and the most important short-haul and long-haul markets.

Inbound tourism trends

Explore our interactive charts to see how tourism to the UK from different overseas markets has evolved over recent years.

Nation, region & county data

Information on how many overseas visitors went to different parts of the UK including data on nations (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), the English regions, counties, and cities/towns.

Town data

Find out the top towns for inbound visitors to Britain, as well as how many visits were made by overseas residents to the UK's towns.

Activities undertaken in Britain

Find out which activities international visitors participate in whilst they are in Britain.

About the International Passenger Survey

The ONS carries out the IPS - anonymous face-to-face interviews undertaken with a random sample of passengers as they enter or leave the UK.