2012 – 2014 overall number of overseas visitors to Gloucester increased by 66.6%. Visitor spend over this same period increased by 17.2%.

The information below comes from the International Passenger Survey (IPS). The IPS is a continuous survey carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).  It covers all major air, sea and tunnel ports, providing detailed information on the numbers and types of visits made by people travelling to and from the UK.

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Below three tables showing the number of overseas visits to Gloucester, Gloucestershire and the UK, and how much they spent, in the three years from 2012 to 2014. Unfortunately, the sample size from the IPS data at a city level is too small to break down by visit purpose. The figures for the city of Gloucester (Table 1) include visitors travelling for the purpose of study, visiting friends and relatives, business, holiday and other. There is also an unexpected spike in visitor spend in Gloucester in 2013. For this reason we have included the figures from 2012. However, information at a county, regional and UK basis can be reliably used and so the information provided for Gloucestershire (Table 2) and the UK (Table 3) is of overseas visitors travelling to the UK on holiday.

For more information on regional and county statistics on inbound tourism please visit our website: http://www.visitbritain.org/nation-region-county-data

  1. Total inbound visits to Gloucester
Year Visits Spend (Million)
2014 70,000 £17
2013 57,000 £47
2012 42,000 £14.5

Between 2012 and 2014 the overall number of overseas visitors to Gloucester increased by 66.6%. Visitor spend over this same period increased by 17.2%.

  1. Total inbound holiday visits to Gloucestershire
Year Visits Spend (Million)
2014 118,147 £41.86
2013 95,932 £38.34
2012 68,795 £30.05

Between 2012 and 2014 the number of overseas visitors on holiday to Gloucestershire increased by 72%. Holiday visitor spend over this same period increased by 36.4%.

  1. Total inbound holiday visits to UK
Year Visits (Million) Spend (Billion)
2014 13.58 £8.65
2013 12.66 £8.44
2012 11.96 £7.46

Between 2012 and 2014 the number of overseas visitors on holiday to UK increased by 13.5%. Holiday visitor spend over this same period increased by 16%.

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