UK Tourism Statistics 2019

This new publication shows that the UK tourism industry has grown by £18.5bn since 2016. This 14.5% growth brings the total expenditure by tourists in the UK to £149.5bn, making tourism one of the UK’s largest and most successful industries. Download UK Tourism Statistics 2019

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While all other major European tourism destinations apply a Reduced Rate of VAT to tourism products (averaging 10.5%), the UK applies the Standard Rate of 20%. This puts the UK at a severe competitive disadvantage. Reducing VAT to 5% on accommodation and attractions will create 80,000 jobs and provide a return to the Exchequer of £2.6 billion over 10 years.

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The UK's Air Passenger Duty (APD) has risen over 360% since 2007 and is now the highest passenger tax in the world. Research by PWC shows that significantly reducing or abolishing APD would provide an immediate and lasting boost to UK economic growth and be revenue neutral for the Exchequer.

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Rebuilding Britain's Tourism Industry

The Government's goals are to return domestic tourism revenue to 2019 levels by the end of 2022 and inbound tourism revenue to 2019 levels by 2023. However, these goals will not be achieved without £20bn of new policy initiatives. This document sets out a range of policy options to ensure the Government's goals are attained.

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Tourism: Creating Growth and Employment

There are 3.1m tourism-related careers in the UK. This video shows the breadth of high value, high skilled employment provided by tourism




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Tourism is one of the UK's largest and fastest growing industries.

The video below highlights the enormous potential of the industry to provide growth and employment for the UK economy.




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