Latest quarterly data for overall visits to the UK
Visits from overseas residents to the UK in Q4 (October to December) of 2018 were up 3% to 9.2 million compared to Q4 2017 - the second highest Q4 ever recorded. Spending by overseas visitors during Q4 was on par with Q4 2017 (in nominal terms) at £5.2 billion. Visitor nights in Q4 were down 2% 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.