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UK Tourism Dynamics

May 2014

By 2017, total expenditure by domestic and overseas tourists in the UK is expected to increase by 27% to just over £135.5bn.

Our recent research into overseas and domestic tourism in the UK explores how expenditure varies regionally and between the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure industries.

Click an area of the map below to explore tourism dynamics in that region.

UK Map Northern Ireland : Link to the Northern Ireland region page. Ireland : Link to the Ireland region page. Scotland : Link to the Scotland region page. Wales : Link to the Wales region page. Northern : Link to the Northern region page. Midlands : Link to the Midlands region page. South West : Link to the South West region page. Eastern : Link to the Eastern region page. South East : Link to the Southern region page. London : Link to the London region page. Isle of Man: Link to the Isle of Man region page.

If you are having difficulties using the map, you can view the reports using the below links:

Expenditure on retail goods by overseas tourists is set to rise 36.3% to over £9.3bn by 2017, while overseas tourist spend on hospitality and leisure is predicted to increase 33% to £14.7bn in the same period.

By 2017, domestic tourist expenditure on hospitality and leisure is set to grow to almost £69bn, and domestic tourist spending on retail goods is set to reach £15.6bn.

Our ten regional reports explore trends in the tourism market, and highlight how leisure operators and retailers across the nation are successfully targeting tourists for maximum effect.