Posts Tagged ‘ Office of National Statistics ’

The high cost of travel

Jul 9th, 2014 | By

The Office of National Statistics revealed that rail fares had risen sharply, yet motoring and air travel costs had declined.

Yet to the passenger this doesn’t seem right.

The importance of you and I

Oct 16th, 2013 | By

Last year we spent £57 billion on holidaying at home and on day-trips. Put it another way. 44% of all tourism receipts in the UK are due to us getting out and enjoying our own countries.

Did We Visit Turkey Less last Year?

Jul 14th, 2010 | By

2009 was a year of belt tightening. We may not have gone abroad in such large numbers but holidays remained necessities. There was a drop of 15% in those of us holidaying abroad. So says our Office of National Statistics (ONS) via their annual Travel Trends publication and goes to confirm –officially- what we knew already.
Headlines in the press yesterday spoke of the fastest fall since the 1970’s and how overseas trips had grown by an average of 4% per year since 1974 up until 2009. But how accurately does this record what you and I did? Did 314,000 fewer of us go Turkey last year? And does it matter anyway?

Its Official. Fewer of Us Went Abroad

Nov 23rd, 2009 | By

Did we really need the official figures from the Office of National Statistics to tell us that fewer of us holidayed abroad this summer? Up until the end of September we took 14% fewer holidays abroad than 2008. It may not seem a lot but that equates to 9.8 million fewer visits. (A visit can be a day trip to Dublin or Calais as well as a holiday or a short break). But if you look at the figures for the main three months between July and September overseas visits dropped by just 1% and that, I think, is the key result. In the main holiday period, the number of us going abroad hardly altered.