Overseas Travel and Tourism, provisional results for February 2014
This bulletin contains provisional Overseas Travel and Tourism estimates for January 2014. Revised, final estimates will be published in Travel Trends – 2013 in 2014. The monthly Overseas Travel and Tourism estimates are produced using provisional passenger traffic data to inform the weighting process that is then revised for production of the quarterly estimates, and final data is then used in the production of the annual results published in Travel Trends. The title of the monthly Overseas Travel and Tourism bulletin was renamed in December 2013 to “Overseas Travel and Tourism, Provisional Results for [Month] 2013” to clarify that the data contained in these bulletins are provisional.
Visits to the UK by overseas residents rose in February 2014, continuing the pattern noted at the end of 2012 and 2013. The number of visits to the UK in the three months December 2013 to February 2014 was 5% higher than a year earlier.
Holiday visits to the UK continue to rise and are up 9% in the three months December to February compared with the same months a year earlier.
Visits abroad by UK residents are up 3% over the past twelve months and their expenditure has increased 5% in the same period.