New figures show increase in domestic tourism for 2015
The latest results from the Great Britain Tourism Survey (GBTS) published today reveal strong growth in domestic tourism in 2015 with record-breaking spending and the highest trip numbers since 2012.
Key figures include:
- 103 million overnight trips recorded in England, an 11% increase compared to 2014.
- 8% increase in expenditure compared to 2014, with a total spend of £19.6 billion - a record.
- The number of holidays taken in England in 2015 increased by 7% from the previous year to 43.7 million and holiday expenditure also increased by 7%.
- Visits to friends and relatives were an important driver of growth with the number of trips up by 13% to 40.6 million, the highest level since 2006, and a 15% increase in expenditure.
- All regions across England experienced growth in overnight trips and spend.
- Regions which saw the biggest increases in overnight trips include Yorkshire (+20%), the West Midlands (+22%), London (+14%) and the South West (+14%).
- Regions seeing double-digit increase in spend include the West Midlands (+26%), North East (+15%), South West (+13%) and Yorkshire (+11%).
- Trips to the English countryside saw growth of 17%.
- 124 million trips recorded across Great Britain, a 9% increase on 2014 with spend also up by 9% to £25 billion.
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Originally posted 11 April 2015 by VisitEngland