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Q: UK tourists visiting Barcelona, Dublin, Las Vegas and Stdney ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: UK tourists visiting Barcelona, Dublin, Las Vegas and Stdney
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: greeny883-ga
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Posted: 08 May 2004 07:39 PDT
Expires: 07 Jun 2004 07:39 PDT
Question ID: 343166
I want to find out statistics for UK tourists visiting
Barcelona,Dublin, Las Vegas and Sydney,
Subject: Re: UK tourists visiting Barcelona, Dublin, Las Vegas and Stdney
Answered By: leli-ga on 09 May 2004 06:40 PDT
Hello greeny883

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

Las Vegas

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.

Sydney Region
Tourism Profile
Year ending June 2002

New South Wales tourism,pc=STATESTATS

Statistics for tourism in Australia are also available from:

Bureau of Tourism Research

Free data on international tourists

Australian Bureau of Statistics!OpenDocument

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

Search Strategy

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!
Subject: Re: UK tourists visiting Barcelona, Dublin, Las Vegas and Stdney
From: owain-ga on 08 May 2004 11:36 PDT
I don't know if these contain the information you require, but a pointer
to the site should be useful, at least. 

What is the International Passenger Survey?
The International Passenger Survey (IPS) is a survey of a random sample of
passengers entering and leaving the UK by air, sea or the Channel Tunnel.
Over a quarter of million face-to-face interviews are carried out each year
with passengers entering and leaving the UK through the main airports,
seaports and the Channel Tunnel.

Travel Trends presents the main annual results from the International
Passenger Survey (IPS), which collects information from passengers as they
enter or leave the UK by the principal air, sea and tunnel routes.
  Travel Trends presents detailed analyses on visits overseas residents made
to the UK and on visits UK residents made abroad. It also presents
information on the long-term trends in travel to and from the UK, over a
twenty-year period, and also shorter term trends, over a five-year period.


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