From 22 May we will be working to update all of the data and documents on this page following the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revision of the International Passenger Survey (IPS) data for 2009-2018 and the released detailed 2019 data.UK data will be updated first and followed by the regional data from 27 May. Please be patient as we update these pages or contact the VisitBritain research team if you have any questions- VB/VEResearch@visitbritain.org. Thank you.
- New York and California generate the most visits with the two states representing over a third of all visits from the USA to the UK.
- Almost 6 out of 10 American holiday visitors are making a repeat visit
- Holiday visits continue to lead in terms of volume of visits from the American market
American‘s have a higher propesity to visit the UK during the summer period
Popular activities for American visitors while in the UK
|International tourism expenditure (US$bn)||144.2|
|Global rank for international tourism expenditure||2|
|Number of outbound visits (m)||129.6|
|Most visited destination||Mexico|
|Most visited destination in Western Europe||Italy|
Key demographic and economic data
|GDP per capita PPP (US$)||60,850|
|Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)||2.3|
|Annual average GDP growth in 2018 (%)||2.3|