Latest quarterly data for the UK overall

The latest quarterly data from the International Passenger Survey is available below. This shows the overall volume and value of visits to the UK by overseas residents.

Latest quarterly data for overall visits to the UK

Visits from overseas residents to the UK in Q2 (April to June) of 2019 were on par with Q2 2018, with 10.0 million inbound visits. Spending by overseas visitors during Q2 was up 3% on Q2 2018 (in nominal terms) at £6.2 billion. Visitor nights in Q2 were down 9% on the same period last year.

Overall, in the first six months of 2019, both visits from overseas residents to the UK and spending were on par with January - June 2018, with 18.0 million inbound visits and £10.5 billion spent by those visitors. Visitor nights in those months in 2019 were down 8% on the same period a year ago.

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.

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