Inbound and outbound tourism flows by sea or train down for the half year 2016

19 Oct 2016

Inbound and outbound tourism flows by sea and train follow suit with growth in the first first quarter followed by a decline in the second quarter and down overall for the half year.

The second quarter results from the International Passenger Survey (IPS) show that inbound overseas resident visits to the UK by sea and train fell by 6%  to 2,806 million visits compared with the same quarter in 2015. The half year results for the six months to June recorded a 2% decline in overseas visitors to the UK by sea or train.

Outbound UK resident visits by sea and train fell by 8% in the second quarter to 3,089 million visits. The half year comparison for the six months to June found that the number of UK resident visits by sea and train fell by 5% to 5,070 million visits.

For the first half of 2015 inbound tourism by air was down 3% while outbound tourism was up 9%.

Visit our Travel/Transport reports page for details of some of our reports. These reports include monthly Ferrytstat and Freightstat reports as well as the annual UK Ferry Market report. IRN Research is a marketing agent for the IPS and is available to undertake bespoke analysis of the IPS.

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