The first chart below shows the results of a survey which sampled a cross-section of 100,000 people asking if they travelled abroad and why they travelled for the period 1994-98. The second chart shows their destinations over the same period.

Mar 26, 2021 / Academic / 2:19 am

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Various reasons of overseas visits made by the UK residents and their destinations they went classified by main regions from 1994 to 1998 are portrayed in the given tables.

In general, the number of visitors increased over the period and holidaying was their main purpose of travel, with Western Europe as their favorite destination.

As seen from the first table, out of 100,000 tourists on which the survey was conducted, most marked their purpose as ‘holiday’. Despite a decline of 348 visits in 1995, it ranged from 15,246 in 1994 to 20700 in 1998. The trend was similar in case of their frequency of visits to friends and relatives. Here, the decline was 61 and the number of visits ranged from 2689 to 3181. Business visits over this period grew constantly between 3155 and 3957, while a fluctuation is seen in the number of visits for other reasons.

Turning to the second table, it is clear that Western Europe was their favorite destination over this five-year period, with around one-fifth to a quarter of the sampled proportion. Visits to North America and other areas were comparatively less, ranging from 914 to 1823 and 1782 to 2486 respectively.

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