Latest quarterly data for overall visits to the UK
Visits from overseas residents to the UK in Q3 (July to September) of 2018 were down 3% to 10.8 million compared to Q3 2017 - the second highest Q3 ever recorded. Spending by overseas visitors during Q3 was down 15% compared to Q3 2017 (in nominal terms) at £7.2 billion. Visitor nights in Q3 were down 13% on the same period last year.
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.