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Overseas travel and tourism: July 2019 provisional results - ONS

The ONS has released the IPS figures for July which start to give us a reasonable insight on how the summer season performed and the impact of Brexit on the UK’s 2019 tourism figures as a whole.

The good news is that, from a macro point of view, total visitor numbers and spend for the first seven months of 2019 have been pretty much the same as last year – the 21.8m visitors is exactly the same as last year, while the expenditure of £13.1bn is up 1%.

1. Main points

  • There were 4.0 million visits to the UK by overseas residents in July 2019 (1% more than in July 2018).

  • Overseas residents spent £2.9 billion on visits to the UK in July 2019 (17% more than in July 2018).

  • UK residents made 7.1 million visits overseas in July 2019 (2% fewer than in July 2018).

  • UK residents spent £4.8 billion on visits overseas in July 2019 (the same as in July 2018).

 

You can see the whole document here.

Overseas travel and tourism: July 2019 provisional results - ONS