HC Deb 08 February 1999 vol 325 c78W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many holidays were taken in the United Kingdom by British residents in(a) 1994 and (b) 1998. [69392]

Janet Anderson

United Kingdom residents took an estimated 62.8 million holidays in the United Kingdom in 1994, according to the UK Tourism Survey. Short holiday trips, of 1–3 nights, accounted for fractionally over 50 per cent. of all holidays. The latest figures currently available from this annual survey are for 1997. They show an estimated 70.8 million holidays in the UK, 13 per cent. more than in 1994. Short holiday trips accounted for 53 per cent. of all UK holidays in 1997. The number of short holidays taken in the UK increased by 18 per cent. between 1994 and 1997.

Figures for 1998 are expected to be available in late Spring.