Holiday visits to the UK on the rise, study says

Blakeney Quay, 2014.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY Blakeney Quay, 2014. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Thursday, June 12, 2014
11:43 AM

There has been an increase in the number of people wanting to holiday in the United Kingdom, according to the Office for National Statistics.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Holiday visits to the UK from foreign travellers saw an 18pc rise during January and April, while visits between February and April this year were 7pc higher.

Meanwhile, the number of visits to the UK was 8pc higher than a year earlier as earnings grew 11pc.

Visits from Europe climbed 9pc, as visits from other countries rose 8pc, while business trips grew 3pc, holiday visits rose by 13pc and visits to friends or relatives grew 5pc.

But there was a 1pc fall in UK natives making visits abroad in the three months to April 2014 compared to the same period last year.

• Do you have a business story for the Eastern Daily Press? Contact business writer Ben Woods on 01603 7772426 or email ben.woods@archant.co.uk

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Eastern Daily Press visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Eastern Daily Press staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Eastern Daily Press account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Most read business stories

The Sync the City event at the King's Centre. Organisers, Fiona Lettice, professor of innovation management at the Norwich Business School, UEA, and John Fagan, founder. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Entrepreneurs build businesses in 54 hours at Norwich Sync the City event

A new event in Norwich has challenged entrepreneurs to create a company in three days. Business editor Ben Woods found out how it was helping to put the city’s digital industry on the map.

Read full story »

loading...

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT