Where possible, we analyse the surveys we conduct to provide information about English regions, counties and towns.
Destination Intelligence System
Our Destination Intelligence System is an easy-to-use online tool which brings together in one place tourism facts and figures from all the available sources for the different areas of England. It allows you to produce summary reports of data for English local authorities, and also to produce your own bespoke tables and charts.
GB Tourism Survey
The GB Tourism Survey provides information about the volume and value of domestic overnight tourism. The Trips to Different Parts of England 2011 page includes lists of the Top 20 most visited towns, three year averages for trips to all local authorities and counties, and quarterly results for the English regions. The most up-to-date regional quarterly results, along with Top 20 most visited towns, can be found on the 2012 page.
GB Day Visitor Survey
The Annual Report for this survey includes a listing of day trip volumes and values for all counties and local authorities in Britain.
England Occupancy Survey
The monthly reports for this survey include an analysis by English region.
Annual Survey of Visits to Visitor Attractions
The “Full Attractions Listing” spreadsheet, which is available as part of the reporting for the most recent year of the survey, allows you to look at results for each local authority in England.
Other Data sources
International Passenger Survey
VisitBritain provide a wealth of information about inbound trips to regions, counties and towns on the “Visits to Different Parts of the UK” section of their corporate website.
Office for National Statistics - Tourism Intelligence Unit (TIU)
The paper What is Tourism Worth?
summarises outputs from the TIU, looking at the economic impact of tourism at sub-national level in the UK, and also providing information about tourism employment by local authority.