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Tourism: Israel

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the amount of expenditure by Israeli tourists visiting the United Kingdom in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007 and (d) in 2008 to date; how many such visitors there were in each year; and if he will make a statement. (206159)

The table shows the number of visits to the UK and expenditure from Israeli residents for the latest years for which information is available. This information is taken from the International Passenger Survey (ONS).

Visits to the UK from Israeli residents

(thousand)

Spend (£ million)

2005

140

77

2006

164

88

20071

141

89

1Provisional. Source: International Passenger Survey (ONS)