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A comprehensive report that includes January to June 2019 data from the main tourism surveys.

Overnight domestic GB trips

There were 4.8 million overnight domestic GB trips to Wales in the first six months of 2019, which was an increase of 6%, generating expenditure of £880 million.

Domestic GB tourism day visits

During the first six months of 2019, there were 37.7 million Tourism Day visits in Wales, which was a decrease of 19%. These visits generated expenditure of £1,472(r) million.

International visitors

The number of international trips to Wales during the first six months of 2019 rose by 3% to 446,000. Visitor spending was £174 million, which was a 4% increase on same time last year

Wales accommodation occupancy rates January to June average

Hotels: 62%
Guesthouse/B&B: 33%
Self-catering: 54%
Hostel: 50%

Caravan holiday homes (April to June): 89%

Touring caravans and camping parks (April to June): 36%

Wales Tourism Barometer

Wave 3 (August/September 2019) indicated that 79% of businesses had seen greater or equal levels of visitors compared with the same period in 2018 (35% greater, 44% equal).


(r) Revised on 20 December 2019


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