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Overseas Visitors

Overseas Travel and Tourism Q2 2017 (12 October 2017) - Available annually and quarterly these data are derived from the International Passenger Survey (IPS) run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). A set of detailed UK tables includes breakdowns by visits, nights, and expenditure, origin of visitors and purpose of visit. Annual and Quarterly Scottish tables are available for total visits and expenditure, broken down by origin of visitors. Annual figures for Scotland, now included in the Q4 release, are available for purpose of visit, town as well as destinations for Scottish tourists.

VisitBritain's Overseas Visitors Data Breakdown provides several more breakdowns (by area of residence, by nationality etc.) on visits to the UK by overseas residents based on data from the IPS.

Overnight Domestic Visitors

VisitScotland's Latest Figures - The latest available statistics for the year to date from the main tourism monitor surveys managed by VisitScotland.

The GBTS Annual Report 2015 (September 2016) - The annual report from the GBTS provides analysis on overnight visitors across all of Great Britain, including statistics for Scotland.

Day Domestic Visitors

The GB Day Visits Survey Annual Report 2016 (September 2017) - The annual report from the GBTS provides analysis on day visitors across all of Great Britain, including statistics for Scotland.

Growth Sector Database

Growth Sector Statistics Database - The latest available statistics on the Sustainable Tourism Growth Sector for Scotland.

LA Growth Sector Statistics Database - The latest available statistics at a Local Authority level on the Sustainable Tourism Growth Sector for Scotland.

International Tourism Growth Sector Database - The latest available statistics on the international definition of the Tourism Industries for Scotland.

Due to small sample sizes for Scotland figures, we recommend that percentage change comparisons for periods shorter than a year should be avoided.