Culture Media and Sport
Michael Weir (Angus, Scottish National Party)
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the average spend per night by Japanese tourist visitors to the UK in the latest period for which figures are available.
John Penrose (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport; Weston-Super-Mare, Conservative)
The Department does not record this information. However, the International Passenger Survey, conducted by the Office for National Statistics, reports that the average spend per night by Japanese tourist visitors in 2011 was £109.
We have defined Japanese tourists as Japanese residents visiting the UK on holiday. This does not include Japanese residents visiting friends/relatives, on business or studying.