The latest survey reveals that 86 million tourism day visits were made by British residents to destinations in Wales in the 12 months ending June 2016, generating expenditure of £3.2 billion. The volume of trips is up 12 percent in comparison with the 12 months previous, while related expenditure is up 30 percent. The stats show overall growth in the value of tourism to Wales due to an increase in business related tourism.
However, whilst the margin is within the bounds of statistical margins for error, it is noted that holidays and VFR are down, some 90,000 less visitors, against the trend for GB as a whole. Hopefully this trend will reverse?