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

Overnight domestic GB trips

There were 1.7 million overnight domestic GB trips to Wales in the first three months of 2019, which was an increase of 6%, generating expenditure of £295 million.

Domestic GB tourism day visits

During the first three months of 2019 there were 16.6 million Tourism Day visits in Wales. These visits generated expenditure of £874 million.

International visitors

The number of international trips to Wales during the first quarter of 2019, fell by 4% to 147,000. Visitor spending was £51 million, which was a 23% decrease on same time last year

Wales accommodation occupancy rates January to March average

Hotels: 54%
Guesthouse/B&B: 21%
Self-catering: 45%
Hostel: 37%

Wales Tourism Barometer

Wave 2 (May/June 2019) indicated that 83% of businesses had seen greater or equal levels of visitors compared with the same period in 2018 (22% greater, 61% equal).


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