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From 22 May we will be working to update all of the data and documents on this page following the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revision of the International Passenger Survey (IPS) data for 2009-2018 and the released detailed 2019 data. Please be patient as we update these pages or contact the VisitBritain research team if you have any questions - VB/VEResearch@visitbritain.org. Thank you.

Due to COVID-19 the Office for National Statistics (ONS) who are responsible for the International Passenger Survey (IPS) suspended interviewing on 16 March 2020. It is not known when interviewing will begin again.

Inbound visitor statistics for June 2020

Visits and spend figures

 

JUNE 2020

LAST 3 MONTHS (APR- JUN '20)

 YEAR TO DATE (JAN - JUN '20)

ROLLING 12 MONTHS (Jul '19 - Jun '20)

    % change vs June 2019   % change vs Apr - Jun '19   % change vs Jan- Jun '19   % change vs Jul '18 - Jun'19)
All visits (000) 176 -95% 398 -96% 7,390 -60% 29,550 -26%
Spend (£m) £60 -98% 218 -97% £4,560 -61% £21,310 -18%

Visits: The UK received 176,000 visits in June 2020, just 5% of the visits in June 2019.  In the rolling 12-month period there were 29.6 million visits, down 26% YoY.

Spending: In June 2020 inbound visitors spent £60 million, down 98% on June 2019. Spending levels in the 12-month period to June 2020 generated £21.3 billion, down 18% YoY.

The International Passenger Survey (IPS) was suspended on 16 March 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  As of 09 November 2020 interviewing has not yet resumed.  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 due to the risks associated with the results being misleading.  Below are 2 tables containing the most up to date data available by journey purpose and 3 global regions – Europe, North America and Rest of World.

Visits by journey purpose

  LAST 3 MONTHS (APR- JUN '20)

YEAR TO DATE (JAN - JUN '20)

ROLLING 12 MONTHS (JUL '19 - JUN '20)

  Visits (000) % change vs Apr - Jun '19 Visits (000) % change vs Jan - Jun '19 Visits (000) % change vs Jul '18 - Jun '19) 
Holiday 177 -96% 2,777 -63% 12,210 -26%
VFR 112 -96% 2,309 -59% 9,071 -25%
Business 85 -96% 1,746 -60% 6,103 -29%
Miscellaneous 24 -96% 561 -55% 2,170 -22%

Visits by global region

  LAST 3 MONTHS (APR- JUN '20)

YEAR TO DATE (JAN - JUN '20)

ROLLING 12 MONTHS (JUL '19 - JUN '20)

  Visits (000) % change vs Apr - Jun '19 Visits (000) % change vs Jan - Jun '19 Visits (000) % change vs Jul '18 - Jun '19) 
Europe Total 298 -96% 5,225 -60% 19,596 -27%
North America 40 -97% 834 -66% 3,769 -28%
Rest of World 60 -97% 1,334 -60% 6,188 -22%

We have provided more commentary on the Q2 2020 data on our latest quarterly data for the UK overall page. Download the latest monthly summary for June 2020 (PDF, 1.81MB) Published November 2020