The data compares the level of bookings and searches in late August 2018 for travel into and out of the UK for November-December 2018 with the same dates in 2019. In line with the UK’s continued position as a premier travel destination, inbound travel searches cumulatively increased by 8%, however despite the increase in searches inbound bookings were down by 2% compared to last year.

The report found that the top five origins for inbound travel into the UK all experienced significant declines in bookings with New Zealand travelers showing a 31% decline, followed by Singapore (23%), Australia (16%) and India (13%). The exception was the US which received an increase of 8% more bookings and a 6% increase in searches, perhaps due to favorable exchange rates.