Inbound trends by market

Use the interactive charts below to see how tourism to the UK from different markets has evolved over recent years, as well as explore data for overseas visits, nights and spend. 

Tourism trends by market

The International Passenger Survey (IPS) was suspended on 16 March 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 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 therefore no data from 2020 is available on the interactive chart below. Data for 2021 is also excluded below as there were no interviews at Eurotunnel throughout the whole year and data from Dover was only collected from Q3.

Read more about 2020 inbound data and 2021 inbound data as well as the latest monthly data for 2022.

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:

View our dedicated sections on UK nations, regions and counties as well as towns for data on specific locations within Britain.

 

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