Latest quarterly data for overall visits to the UK
Visits from overseas residents to the UK in Q1 (January to March) of 2019 were up 1% to 8.0 million compared to Q1 2018 - the second highest Q1 ever recorded. Spending by overseas visitors during Q1 was down 5% on Q1 2018 (in nominal terms) at £4.3 billion. Visitor nights in Q1 were down 5% 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.