Outbound tourism visits from the United Kingdom (UK) 2018, by purpose of trip

This statistic displays the number of visits abroad by United Kingdom (UK) residents in 2018, broken down by purpose of visit. Holiday or vacation travel was the most common reason for UK residents to go abroad, with 47 million visits taking place in 2018. Visiting friends and family was the second most cited reason for traveling abroad that year. In total UK tourist visits abroad exceeded 71.7 million that year.

Number of visits abroad from the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018, by purpose of trip

Number of visits in millions
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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

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