June inbound tourism figures available

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have released the number of international visits to the UK for June 2016.

There were 3.23 million international visits in June 2016, a one percent decrease compared to the same month in 2015. The longer term picture in the 12 month period to June is tracking 4% higher than the previous 12 months at 36.49 million visits.

Visits to friends and relatives (VFR) experienced an increase in visits in June, up 9% to 870,000 and setting a new record for June. During June 2016, business visits remained stable at 850,000 visits which was the same volume of visits as June 2015. Miscellaneous visits increased 8% to 240,000 compared to June 2015.