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Great Britain Day Visits Survey

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  • Release date: 7 November 2017
  • Period covered: 2016 to September 2017
  • Next update: 12 December 2017
This is the source of official statistics on day visits by British residents to destinations throughout Britain.

The survey is undertaken jointly with VisitEngland and VisitScotland. Its aim is to measure the volume, value and profile of Tourism Day Visits taken by GB residents to destinations in GB.

The 2016 survey took the form of some 35,000 online interviews throughout Britain. The Wales resident sample was boosted to approximately 5,000 in order to permit more detailed secondary analysis in due course.

October 2016 to September 2017

Release date: 07 November 2017

Key points

  • This report now includes January to September 2016 and 2017 figures, as well as 12 month rolling averages figures.
  • During January to September 2017 there were 75.9 million tourism day visits to Wales from Great Britain, generating a spend of £3,298 million.

Annual report, 2016

Release date: 24 October 2017

The report includes figures for tourism day visits, activities core to tourism visits and 3hr+ leisure day visits.

Further information

Monthly data are published on StatsWales and a report is published quarterly.


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