Leading source travel markets for the UK 2017-2018, by number of visits

In 2018, the United States overtook France to become the top travel market to the United Kingdom based on number of visits. A total of around 3.9 million trips were made to the UK by U.S. residents that year, compared to 3.7 million visits from France.

Leading inbound travel markets for the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017 and 2018, ranked by number of visits

Country of residence20172018
USA 3,9103,877
France 3,9563,693
Germany 3,3803,262
Republic of Ireland 3,0292,782
Spain 2,4132,530
Netherlands 2,1361,954
Poland 1,8071,817
Italy 1,7791,808
Belgium 1,1481,116
Romania 944987
Sweden 831827
Denmark 730735
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Release date

July 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2017 and 2018

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