Visiting friends & relatives

Visiting friends and relations (VFR) is a very resilient segment of the inbound visitor economy over recent years, with those travelling to the UK to see friends and relatives participating in many activities more traditionally associated with holiday visitors.

Visiting friends and relatives by market

The latest quarterly data from the International Passenger Survey is available below. View data for visits, nights, and spend as well as filter visits by age, gender, season, mode of transport, length of stay. We also have latest quarterly data available for the whole of the UK, for the nations and regions of Britain and trend data by area, where you can filter by journey purpose.

Inbound visits to Britain

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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)
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