Major Tourism Surveys

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VisitEngland publishes statistics and survey information measuring many different aspects of the tourism industry. You can find the latest reports as well as historical trend data in this section, together with descriptions of each of the surveys.

You can see when the latest updates will be available for each of these surveys by referring to our release timetable.

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Domestic Overnight Tourism (GB Tourism Survey - GBTS) Go

This monthly survey measures the volume and value of domestic overnight tourism, and provides detailed information about trip and visitor characteristics.


Visits from Overseas Residents (IPS) Go

The IPS is run by the Office for National Statistics, and provides information about the volume, value and source market of international visitors to the UK.

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Day Visits (Great Britain Day Visits Survey) Go

A new survey to measure the volume and value of tourism Day Visits in Great Britain was launched in 2011, and has been continued into 2012


Accommodation in England Go

On these pages you will find information about accommodation stock (numbers of accommodation establishments in England), monthly information about serviced accommodation occupancy, and accommodation performance and confidence from our tourism business monitor.


Visitor Attractions in England Go

VisitEngland conducts an annual survey of visits to visitor attractions in England, measuring visitor numbers across the whole sector, and attractions performance and confidence from our tourism business monitor.

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Tourism Business Monitor Go

The Tourism Business Monitor was started in 2012, monitoring business performance and confidence among Accommodation and Visitor Attractions businesses in England.


Bank Holiday Travel in England Go

VisitEngland runs the “Trip Tracker,” a short survey of consumer travel plans, before each of the three main bank holidays (Easter, August and Christmas/New Year).


Official Statistics Go

The GB Tourism Survey, GB Day Visits Survey, England / UK Occupancy Survey and Annual Survey of Visits to Visitor Attractions are Official Statistics - find out more about what this means