Tourism trends by market
The International Passenger Survey (IPS) was suspended on 16 March 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic until the start of 2021. The ONS have made every effort to produce high-quality estimates for the periods when IPS data is not being collected but have not been able to produce a full set of results. See the 2020 inbound page for more information.
IPS interviewing restarted in 2021 at the majority of ports, but not all of them so please do visit the 2021 and 2022 page for more information on what data was collected.
Due to the above, no data from 2020 onwards is available on the interactive chart below but you can access granular data for 2021 and 2022 on the latest annual data page.
Use our interactive charts below for UK data on visits, nights, and spend, as well as filter by age, gender, journey purpose (e.g. holiday, business), season, mode of transport, length of stay and whether package/independent travel. You can also download files showing:
- Market growth and rank from 2003-2019 (XLS, 680KB)
- The top 50 inbound tourism markets for Britain from 2009-2019 (XLS, 78KB)
- Visits and spend from 2005-2019 from smaller/emerging markets (XLS, 70KB)
View our dedicated sections on UK nations, regions and counties as well as towns for data on specific locations within Britain.