Most Visited Towns 2015-2017
The Most Visited Towns data is published using three-year averages, listing the most visited English towns by trip numbers and spend - in total, for holiday trips, and for business trips. The most recent data is for the three-year period from 2015-2017.
Destination volume and value
The surveys that measure the volume and value of tourism provide results for the regions, counties and towns of England.
A combined spreadsheet has been produced for Local Authorities and Counties including data from both the GBTS survey (domestic overnight trips) and the GBDVS survey (day visits) to show the results for each survey separately and combined totals for all domestic tourism.
Note: All year on year trends estimates for GBTS are based on a comparison with a re-processed 2015 data. More detail about this can be found in this explanation document (PDF, 1.3MB)
Regions of England
Each quarter we publish GBTS results for the nine regions, covering the volume and value of domestic overnight trips to different parts of England. This includes quarterly, year-to- date and past 12-month figures.
- GBTS Quarterly Regional Summary Q4 2015 (PDF, 375KB)
- GBTS Quarterly Regional Summary Q3 2015 (PDF, 300KB)
- GBTS Quarterly Regional Summary Q2 2015 (PDF, 299KB)
- GBTS Quarterly Regional Summary Q1 2015 (PDF, 299KB)
Most Visited Towns 2014-2016
The Most Visited Towns data is published using three-year averages, listing the most visited English towns by trip numbers and spend - in total, for holiday trips, and for business trips. The most recent data is for the three-year period from 2014-2016.
Local Authorities and other areas 2014-2016
For other geographical areas of England (Local Authorities, Towns, Counties, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) areas) data is published using three-year averages only. The most recent data is for the three-year period from 2014-2016.
An introduction to this analysis (Word, 269KB) is available HERE
- Master Spreadsheet (Local Authorities, Counties, LEP areas) (Excel, 426KB)
- Local Authorities Spreadsheet (Excel, 354KB)
- Counties Spreadsheet (Excel, 68KB)
- LEP Spreadsheet (Excel, 45KB)
The latest annual report for the GB Day Visitor (PDF, 5MB) includes many analyses at regional level. The report also includes an appendix providing results for counties and towns, again using three-year averages.
The International Passenger Survey provides data about inbound visitors to the nations, regions, counties and towns of the UK.
In 2013, the Office for National Statistics published an analysis of the economic impact of tourism at regional (NUTS1) and sub-regional (NUTS2 and 3) levels. The analysis provides details of both spending and GVA.
The Office for National Statistics has produced a spreadsheet (Excel, 203KB) showing the number of people employed in tourism industries in the regions and local authorities of England.
ONS Atlas of Tourism
The Office for National Statistic (ONS)'s Atlas of Tourism is an interactive mapping tool which can be used to visualise ONS Tourism data for counties in England.