Tourism is one of England’s most important industries. According to the 2010 Deloitte publication, “The Economic Contribution of the Visitor Economy: UK and the Nations”, tourism is worth £96.7bn to England´s economy, taking into account direct and indirect impacts, and supports 2.2 million jobs.
104.5 million domestic overnight trips were taken in England by Great Britain residents in 2012, generating a total of £19.5bn.
There were 26.8 million overseas visitors to England in 2012, with spending of £16.3bn.
1.5 billion day trips were taken to English destinations in 2012, with spending of some £48.5bn.
Summary of Facts and Figures
Our English Tourism Factsheet brings together all the most important facts and figures relating to domestic overnight, inbound and day visitor tourism, with latest year data and trends since 2006.
The factsheet is available for download in PDF or Word.
For information about the value of tourism at a sub-regional level, our paper "What is Tourism Worth?" summarises ONS analysis of tourism spending, GVA and employment.