Age profile of tourism day trip visitors in Great Britain 2018, by main activity

Activities that the British public take part in on tourism day visits tend to vary by age. Around two thirds of all visitors who went on a day out to a spa or a health club in 2018 were between 16 and 34 years of age. Only 13 percent of people over 55 took part in the same activity. Popular day trip activities in Great Britain across all age group included visiting friends and family and going out for a meal.

Age distribution of tourism day visit takers in Great Britain in 2018, by main activity undertaken

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Release date

October 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

34,319 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

GB domestic tourists

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

"GBDVS 2018 was undertaken using an online methodology with a total of 34,319 interviews conducted with adults aged 16 and over who were resident in England, Scotland and Wales during 52 weekly survey waves".
'Tourism day visits' are defined as day visits not taken on a regular basis and located out of the participant's 'usual environment'. This distinguishes them from leisure day visits which include any excursions away from home including at least one leisure activity.

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