Global context

International tourism expenditure (US$bn)10.7
Global rank for international tourism expenditure30
Number of outbound visits (m)11.8
Most visited destinationThailand
Most visited destination in Western EuropeUnited Kingdom

Key demographic & economic data

Population (m)32.1
GDP per capita PPP (US$)27,124
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)4.7
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)3.4

Inbound visits to Britain

Note: To filter data, please use a desktop rather than mobile device
Use these filters to update the charts and tables below
Overview of UK visitor statistics in   Change from previous year
Number of visits
Total expenditure (GBP)
Total nights spent
Average length of stay (Nights)
Average spend per visit (GBP)

Seasonality (Share of visits)

  • AllMarkets
All Markets
Visits % total Visits % total

Regional spread (Share of visits)

  • AllMarkets
test link
All Markets
Visits % total Nights % total Visits % total Nights % total

Journey purpose (Share of visits)

  • AllMarkets
All Markets
Visits % total Visits % total
Sample size less than 30!
The sample for is
Therefore please treat this data with caution.
Please select at least one option
Download a CSV file containing data for Malaysia

Access to Britain from Malaysia

Weekly aircraft departures21
Weekly seat capacity5,977
Airports with direct routes in Malaysia1
Airports with direct routes in Britain1
  • There are 21 direct, non-stopping flight departures to Britain a week, with a total capacity of 5,977 seats a week*
  • One airport in Malaysia serves one British airport*
  • The current rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Malaysia is £78

*2018 data (excluding TUI Airways' seasonal flights from Langkawi)