Global context

International tourism expenditure (US$bn)12.6
Global rank for international tourism expenditure25
Number of outbound visits (m)4.3
Most visited destinationSaudi Arabia
Most visited destination in Western EuropeUnited Kingdom

Key demographic and economic data

Population (m)4.2
GDP per capita (US$)63,881
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)1.0
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)2.4

Inbound visits to Britain

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Access to Britain from Kuwait

Weekly aircraft departures17
Weekly seat capacity5,191
Airports with direct routes in Kuwait1
Airports with direct routes in Britain2
  • There are 17 direct, non-stopping flight departures to Britain a week, with a total capacity of 5,191 seats a week*
  • One airport in Kuwait usually serves one British airport, London Heathrow. However Kuwait Airways flew ten times to London Stansted in 2017*
  • The current reduced rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Kuwait is £78


*2017 data