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The report provides a comprehensive breakdown on patterns and trends of volume and expenditure for 2018.

It also includes additional data on activities undertaken, destination type, transport types used, money spent during visits and the profile of visitors. 

Results are provided at an overall GB level and individually for visits taken to destinations in England, Scotland and Wales. Where possible, results are also provided at a regional level.

Main points

  • There has been a decrease in the volume of tourism day visits taken in Wales during 2018, with 95 million trips taken (a decrease of 4%).
  • The overall spend fell by 7% in 2018 with an expenditure of £4,009 million.


Great Britain Day Visits Survey, 2018 , file type: PDF, file size: 4 MB

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