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Top Tourism Facts:
  • In 2012, £19.5 billion was spent by British residents on 104.5 million overnight trips in England, equating to 310 million nights away from home.
  • £48.5 billion was spent on 1.5 billion domestic tourism day trips
  • £16.3 billion was spent by inbound visitors, who made 26.8 million trips and stayed for 203 million nights.


There are an estimated 2.2 million jobs in tourism in the UK, some 5% of all people in employment in the UK. Approximately 130,400 of these jobs are in self-employment.

[Source: VisitBritain, 2013]