Latest quarterly data for overall visits to the UK
Visits from overseas residents to the UK in Q3 (July to September) of 2019 were up 5% on Q3 2018 to a record 11.4 million inbound visits. Spending by overseas visitors during Q3 was up 18% on Q3 2018 (in nominal terms) at a record £8.4 billion. Visitor nights in Q3 were also up 7% on the same period last year, but not setting a new record.
Overall, in the first nine months of 2019, both visits from overseas residents to the UK and spending were up on January – September 2018, with 29.4 million inbound visits and £18.9 billion spent by those visitors in those months in 2019, up 2% and up 7%. Visitor nights in January - September 2019 were down 1% 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.