Latest quarterly data for overall visits to the UK
Visits from overseas residents to the UK in Q2 (April to June) of 2017 were up 9% on Q2 2016 at 19.2 million. Spending by overseas visitors during Q2 was up 12% compared to Q2 last year (in nominal terms) at £6.5 billion. Visitor nights in Q2 were up 7% on the same period last year – all measures set new Q2 records.
With data now available for the first two quarters of 2017, it is possible to make comparisons with the start of 2016. It has been a record start to the year, with 19.2 million visits in the first 6 months, 9% higher than the start of 2016 who have spent a combined £10.8 billion, 14% more than was spent between January to June 2016 (in nominal terms). There have also been record levels of inbound visitor nights – 12.6 million – 6% up on the start of 2016.
Use the chart below to explore visits to the UK from overseas by quarter, including a breakdown of visits, nights and spend by market and purpose of visit. We also have data available by area in the latest data by area section as well as insights about the latest monthly data.