Here are the numbers of British or UK tourists visiting each of the
four cities with links to sources of further data. As with any
research of this kind, there are one or two quirks. Barcelona gives
figures for UK and Irish tourists combined, and Australia sells a lot
of its statistical information, so the best free data for Sydney is
for the 12 months ending June 2002.
454,000 UK and Irish tourists in 2003
UK and Irish tourists were 11.8% of total tourists in 2003
Total number of tourists in 2003 was 3,848,187
Barcelona Tourism home page
Statistics for earlier years:
1,798,000 British tourists in 2003
Figures can be downloaded in a Word document from Fáilte Ireland:
Preliminary Tourism Facts 2003
Tourism Facts 2002
Fáilte Ireland Research and Statistics
362,000 UK tourists in 2003
Tourism Industries Publication: 2003 Market Profile: The United Kingdom
Click on "view for free", then scroll down to "Visitation to the Cities"
US Office of Travel and Tourism Industries home page
373,000 UK tourists visited Sydney between July 2001 and June 2002.
UK tourists were 15% of a total 2,487,000 visitors.
Year ending June 2002
New South Wales tourism
Statistics for tourism in Australia are also available from:
Bureau of Tourism Research
Free data on international tourists
Australian Bureau of Statistics
I hope you find this useful, but please ask if you would like me to
clarify anything, or if you have trouble with any links.
Best wishes - Leli
At first I tried variations on searches like:
"British OR UK tourists" statistics OR numbers Sydney
After some frustration, I decided I would have more luck looking for
tourism offices and statistics bureaux so used searches like:
Barcelona tourism statistics
You will see that some countries offer up their data more freely than others!