Summary report from VisitBritain on International Passenger Survey data, covering Q2 2023.
Key highlights include:
- UK welcomed 9.9m inbound visits, down 5% vs pre-pandemic levels in Q2 2019, but 24% higher than Q2 2022.
- With record spend in April, May and June 2023, visitors spent a record £7.9bn in Q2 2023 (in nominal terms), 15% higher vs Q2 2019 and Q2 2022. In real terms, visitor spend in Q2 2023 was down 6% vs 2019, equivalent to £6.5bn in 2019 prices.
- In total 72.8m nights were spent in the UK by inbound visitors, up 5% vs Q2 2019 and up 15% vs Q2 2022.