Summary report from VisitBritain on International Passenger Survey data, covering Q1 2023.
Key highlights include:
- From January to March 2023, the UK welcomed 7.7m inbound visits, down 8% vs pre-pandemic levels in 2019.
- Visitors spent a record of £5.6bn in first quarter of 2023 (in nominal terms), 17% higher vs Q1 in 2019.
- In total, 55m nights were spent in the UK by inbound visitors, up 9% vs Q1 2019.
- The average length of stay in Q1 2023 was 7.2 nights, which was slightly longer than in 2019 (6.1 nights), but shorter than 2022 (9.8 nights).