Finance blog Quid Corner analyzed 23 years work of traveler data from the Office for National Statistics to create an interactive map showing just where Britons go to take part in the great British escape.
Quid Corner analyzed the fluctuating summer migration patterns of the UK’s citizens between 1994-2017 to see which destinations Brits favor and how they have changed over the years – bearing in mind that the looming Brexit deadline could dramatically change the UK’s relationship with borders and travel forever.
These figures were amassed from the International Passenger Survey (IPS). The IPS conducts between 700,000 and 800,000 interviews each year, of which over 250,000 are used to produce estimates of overseas travel and tourism.
- Spain is the most popular destination overall with a total of 242,720,029 visitors from 1994 – 2017.
- France is next with 155,700,981 visitors.
- Spain is number 1 for every year from 1994 – 2017.
- France is number 2 for every year from 1994 – 2017.
- Greece loses popularity from 2010 onwards, appearing in third place 6 times from 1994 to 2010, but is replaced by USA or Italy from 2010 – 2017.