During the first six months of 2018 the number of overnight trips taken in England by residents of Great Britain was 3% up compared with the equivalent period of the year before, with the amount spent on these trips rising by 4% (in nominal terms) and the number of nights spent away from home jumping by 6%.
The number of domestic overnight Holidays grew at a slightly slower pace of 2%, with an average length of stay almost identical to the year before at 3.05 nights.
The figures for June only show a modest 2% year-on-year rise in domestic overnight Holidays taken in England with the amount spent on these trips being 0.3% lower than in the first six months of 2017.
In the twelve months to June 2018 there were 102.0 million domestic overnight trips (across all journey purposes) slightly down on the tally achieved earlier in the year – figures have suffered courtesy of the early Easter and ‘Beast from the East’.
The following chart depicts trends in the volume of overnight trips by broad journey purpose across the past decade.