The Regional International Passenger Survey Data from VisitBritain for the April to June 2017 period shows spending in Wales down 23% to £105 million. This compares to the record Q2 in 2016 where spending topped £137 million. While the results are disappointing, they need to be viewed with a degree of caution given that the number of visitors (306,000) received in Wales was on a par with Q2 in 2016, this seems an excessively large dip.
This also compares on at UK level to Q2 visits to the UK increasing 9% to 10.9 million, a new Q2 record and the first ever Q2 to top 10 million. With Q2 spending jumping 12% to £6.5 billion, a new Q2 spending record and as with visits the first Q2 the UK has received more than £6 billon between April and June.