We need your support to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can continue to hold their elected representatives to account.Donate to our crowdfunder
The confirmed data for inbound tourism will be published by the Office for National Statistics by the end of July.
The 2011 figures up to the end of March for England and Great Britain are available at:
Scotland and Wales figures are not yet available, and Northern Ireland no longer participates in the survey.
VisitBritain commissioned a study last year, with each of the individual nations, examining the economic value of tourism. This is available at:
A £100 million overseas tourism marketing fund has been established for tourism promotion in key markets, as a joint public-private sector initiative. This marketing programme will aim to deliver an additional 4 million visitors to the UK and £2 billion in additional visitor spend over four years. The Government's plans for promoting the growth of the visitor economy are set out in detail in the paper, “Government Tourism Policy” published in March 2011, and available at