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UKinbound business barometer – Industry data

12 January 2010 by
UKinbound business barometer – Industry data

The number of visitors to the UK fell by 2.4% in the month of October 2009, according to UKinbound.

Sales made by UKinbound members during May declined by 2.7% while forward bookings rose by 2.9%.

The Business Barometer is based on a monthly online survey of members of UKinbound, a trade organisation that represents more than 230 companies in the inbound tourism industry that operate more than 4,000 venues in the UK.

Members include tour operators, accommodation providers, attractions, transport companies, restaurant and catering firms and tourism bodies.

See also the Government's monthly travel and tourism figures >>

VISITOR ARRIVALS

MonthYear-on-year change
October 2009 -2.4%
September 2009 -0.6%
August 2009 -1.8%
July 2009 +3%
June 2009 -
May 2009 +3.35%
April 2009 -2.3%
March 2009 +1.4%
February 2009 +2.6%
January 2009 -1.1%
December 2008 +0.2%
November 2008+5.8%
SALES
MonthYear-on-year change
October 2009 -2.7%
September 2009 -1.4%
August 2009 +1.33%
July 2009 +2.67%
June 2009 +6.48%
May 2009 +3.6%
FORWARD BOOKINGS
Month Year-on-year change October 2009 +2.9% September 2009 -0.8% August 2009 +0.2% July 2009 +1.67% June 2009 -6.45% May 2009 +0.8% April 2009 -1.7% March 2009 -3.7% February 2009 -1.3% January 2009 -4.9% December 2008 -5.4% November 2008 No change
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