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Great Britain Day Visits Survey

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  • Release date: 13 February 2018
  • Period covered: 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.

January to December 2017

Release date: 13 February 2018

This report includes figures for January to December 2017 and compare performance with the same period a year previously.

During January to December 2017 there were 99.7 million Tourism Day visits to Wales from Great Britain, generating a spend of £4,332 million.

Annual report, 2016: Wales summary

Release date: 30 January 2018

This report is a more in-depth version of the 2016 annual report. Unlike the annual report, figures will specifically focus on Wales, Welsh regions and local authorities.

Further information

From now on, the latest quarterly figures from the Great Britain Day Visits Survey, along with results from our other tourism surveys, will be published in the new Wales Tourism Performance report. This will be a more comprehensive report that combines the latest quarterly statistics from all of the main tourism surveys and aims to provide better context for the results from the individual surveys on the performance of the tourism industry. Annual reports will continue to be published on this page.

Key results for this survey will be published quarterly in the Wales Tourism Performance report alongside StatsWales updates. Annual reports will be published on this page.


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