Travel & tourism industry: economic impact in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by sector

This statistic shows the economic contribution of the travel and tourism industry in the United Kingdom (UK) across various areas in 2017. Direct contribution to GDP amounted to 93.5 billion U.S. dollars.

Economic contribution of the travel and tourism industry in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by sector

Value in billion U.S. dollars
Direct contribution to GDP93.5
Total contribution to GDP266.1
Visitor exports35.6
Domestic spending169.6
Leisure spending133.7
Business spending71.5
Capital investment21.6
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Source

Release date

March 2018

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

Figures are based on constant prices and exchange rates.
Figures are estimates.

Definitions given by the source as follows:
Total contribution to GDP: GDP generated directly by the Travel & Tourism industry plus its indirect and induced impacts (see below).
Visitor exports: spending within the country by international tourists for both business and leisure trips, including spending on transport, but excluding international spending on education.
Business Travel & Tourism spending: spending on business travel within a country by residents and international visitors.
Leisure Travel & Tourism spending: spending on leisure travel within a country by residents and international visitors.
Capital investment: includes capital investment spending by all sectors directly involved in the Travel & Tourism industry.

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