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

Overnight domestic GB trips

There were 8.5 million overnight domestic GB trips to Wales in the first nine months of 2019, which was an increase of 4.8%, generating expenditure of £1,660 million.

Domestic GB tourism day visits

During the first nine months of 2019, there were 65.4 million Tourism Day visits in Wales, which was a decrease of 13%. These visits generated expenditure of £2,647 million.

International Visitors

The number of international trips to Wales during the first nine months of 2019 rose by 4% to 820,000. Visitor spending was £358 million, which was a 12% increase on same time last year.

Wales accommodation occupancy rates January to September average

Hotels: 67%
Guesthouse/B&Bs: 40%
Self-catering: 61%
Hostels: 55%

Caravan Holiday Homes (April-September): 91%
Touring Caravans and Camping Parks (April-September): 42%

Wales Tourism Barometer

Wave 4 (November 2019) indicated that 73% of businesses had seen greater or equal levels of visitors compared with the same period in 2018 (27% greater, 46% equal).


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