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Previous COVID-19 Announcements - Research
Previous COVID-19 Announcements - Research

Previous COVID-19 Announcements - Research

  • The Office for National Statistics has released the latest provisional International Passenger Survey (IPS) results covering April, May, June and Q2 2020. The latest figures are available on the VisitBritain website. The UK saw 398,000 inbound visits who spent £218 million in Q2 2020, 96% and 97% down on last year respectively. For the year to date, January-June 2020, there has been 7.39 million inbound visits to the UK who spent £4.5 billion 60% and 61% down on the same period last year. (11 November)
  • revised inbound outlook for the UK has been published on VisitBritain.org. The central scenario forecast for inbound tourism to the UK in 2020, as of October 12th, is for a decline of 74% in visits to 10.6 million and a decline of 79% in spending to £6.1 billion. This would represent a loss vs the pre-COVID forecast of 31.1 million visits and £23.8 billion spending. This central scenario assumes that a vaccine will not be widely available during 2020. It assumes that the UK will not go back to the April-June situation of a full national lockdown and near-zero international travel although it is consistent with local lockdowns being imposed. (14 October)
  • A report has been published by the Office for National Statistics on Coronavirus and the latest indicators for the UK economy and society which looks at the business impact of coronavirus. (9 October)
  • The Department for Transport has published the National Travel Attitudes Survey (NTAS). The survey looks at attitudes towards a number of factors including walking and cycling, road and environment, aviation, disability and transport and more. (9 October)