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Tourism

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many tourists had a holiday in (a) the Vale of York, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) England in each of the last three years. (309496)

VisitEngland has supplied the following information. They are unable to disaggregate the information down to the Vale of York constituency level.

The number of holiday visits to North Yorkshire and England by visitors from outside the United Kingdom for the last three years is:

Visits

Thousand

2006

2007

2008

North Yorkshire

190

170

185

England

8,989

9,139

9,351

The United Kingdom Tourism Survey records the number of holiday visits taken in North Yorkshire and England by United Kingdom residents as:

Visits

Million

2006

2007

2008

North Yorkshire

2.69

2.68

2.75

England

40.67

41.63

40.05

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his latest estimate is of the number of (a) non-UK residents who took one or more holidays in the UK and (b) UK residents who took one or more holidays abroad in 2009. (309614)

The Office for National Statistics has published provisional monthly holiday figures up to October 2009. The complete 2009 statistics will be available in July 2010. The estimated number of holidays to the UK by overseas residents in the 10-month period January to October 2009 is 9,920,000. The estimated number of holidays abroad by UK residents in that period is 35,000,000. However, the number of holidays taken by UK residents in the UK from January to September 2009 has risen to 49.9 million from 42.6 million in the equivalent nine months of 2008.