Visitors to and from the UK, domestic tourism, the impact of the 2012 Olympic Games, the contribution of tourism to the UK economy and the Government’s tourism policy.Jump to full report >>
This note includes statistics on inbound and outbound visitors to and from the UK, domestic tourism in the UK, the impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on tourism, the contribution of tourism to the UK economy and the Government’s tourism policy.
In 2012 471,000 people came to the UK for an Olympic and Paralympic related reason.
There were 122.9 million domestic overnight trips made in Great Britain in 2013, 83% of which were in England.
• The tourism industry contributed £56 billion in economic output
• Tourism related industries employed 2.8 million people, 9% of all employment
The Government published its tourism strategy in March 2011 which announced three aims:
• To co-fund (with the private sector) a £100m marketing campaign to encourage foreign visitors to the UK, building on publicity from international events such as the Royal Wedding and the Olympic Games.
• To increase the proportion of UK residents who holiday in the UK; and
• To increase the sector’s productivity.
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