Attached are the summary final IPS figures for 2017, over 2016. Despite a record year for international visits to the UK with a 3% increase in visitor numbers and a 9% increase in revenue for the UK overall, for Wales, the regional analysis is disappointing, with growth at a static 0% and spend down a whopping 17% on 2016 (See page 11). This against the backdrop of the fall in the value of the pound. Note: Scotland has performed exceptionally well with spend up 23%. Also despite the fall in the value of the pound, it is worth noting outbound tourism numbers have increased by 3% (spend up 2%).