Press release

Welsh Secretary hails Wales’ latest tourism figures as "great news for the economy"

Tourism figures published today (15th January) show an increase in the number of overseas visitors to Wales, along with an increase in the amount they spend.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Overseas tourism figures for the summer of 2014 show that 380,000 overnight visits were made to Wales by international visitors, an increase of 26,000 (7.5%) over the year.

They spent £148 million, an increase of £9 million (6.7%) on the comparable period in 2013.

Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb said:

Today’s tourism figures show that Wales is capitalising on its world-renowned heritage sites, fantastic food and drink, and warm welcome for visitors.

This is great news for the economy and the thousands of hardworking people that are helping the Welsh tourist industry grow.

Read the latest tourism figures here

Published 15 January 2015