England visitor spend in billions
Spend across England's regions
Domestic England overnight trip spend by purpose
Top 8 purposes for day trips in England
Day visits continue to be a key driver
Day visits accrue benefits across the entire country as people take trips closer to home to visit the wide variety of stunning locations, attractions and events on offer throughout the year – spreading £53.5bn of visitor spend across all parts of the country in 2016. As such, in the challenging environment, domestic day visits continue to be a key driver of domestic tourism: with 1.6bn trips taken in 2016 (a 4% increase from 2015).
Almost all regions of England saw an increase in the number of day visits in 2016.
An amazing range of world-class attractions in England (from historic buildings to stunning gardens and internationally renowned museums) draw in millions of visitors every year. Our annual survey of visits to visitor attractions underlined the vital role attractions play in the visitor economy, with a 2% increase in visits from 2016, and attractions reporting a 7% rise in revenues. In the Year of the English Garden, the domestic campaign in 2016, we saw an 8% increase in visitors to garden attractions, with zoos (8%), historic houses / castles (7%) also benefitting from a continued growth in visits.
- In 2016 tourism day visits reached 1.6bn, up 4% on last year
- 99.3m domestic overnight trips were taken in England in 2016
- In total, domestic day visitors spent £53.5bn in 2016 (flat on year before)
- 2% growth in visits to visitor attractions, the 4th consecutive year of increased volumes