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Overseas Visitors: North America

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the average expenditure per head by North American tourists visiting England in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (187819)

The table shows the average expenditure per visit by North American residents visiting England for the latest available five years.

Average expenditure1 per visit to England by overseas residents

£

North America

USA

Canada

2002

615

639

472

2003

633

659

493

2004

620

622

606

2005

636

665

497

2006

667

700

509

1 Expenditure excludes fares for travel to and from the UK.

Source:

International Passenger Survey (ONS).