Local, regional, national
UK National Statistics
Office: Travel &
Tourism: Overseas visitors to the UK up by 3%
Overseas residents' visits to the UK and UK
residents' visits abroad (seasonally
During the 12 months ending August 2007,
visits by overseas residents to the UK rose by 3 per cent, from 31.7 million to
32.7 million. Visits from residents of Europe increased 3 per cent (to 23.5
million); North America increased by 1 per cent (to 4.6 million) and visits from
other parts of the world rose 5 per cent (to 4.6 million).
In the same
period, visits abroad by UK residents increased by 1 per cent during the 12
months ending August 2007, from 68.6 million to 69.6 million. Over this period,
visits to North America increased 1 per cent (to 4.8 million), visits to Europe
increased by 1 per cent (to 54.8million) and visits to other parts of the world
rose by 7 per cent (to 10.0 million).
During June to August 2007, the
number of visits overseas by UK residents decreased by 2 per cent to 17.2
million when compared with the previous three months, while the associated
spending decreased by 2 per cent to £8.9 billion.
Over the same period,
there were 7.8 million visits to the UK by overseas residents, a decrease of 7
per cent when compared with the previous three months, while the associated
spending decreased by 2 per cent to £4.0 billion.
Provisional statistics are published on 17
October 2007 in the Overseas Travel and Tourism First Release.
showing three-month changes are seasonally adjusted. Figures showing 12-month
changes are not seasonally adjusted.
In January 2007 some changes were
made to the way IPS data are collected or calculated. The changes made are: a)
to the way the sample is drawn, b) to the method of estimating fares, c) the
method of imputing spending for cases where expenditure information has not been
given by the respondent. These changes mean that results in 2007 may not be
entirely consistent with those of previous years and so care should be taken
when making comparison with estimates from earlier years.
Published on 17 October 2007 at 9:30 am
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