The International Passenger Survey (IPS) is a continuous survey carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
The report covers all major air, sea and tunnel ports, providing detailed information on the numbers and types of visits made by people travelling to and from the UK.
Data is published regularly by ONS on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. Anonymous face-to-face interviews are undertaken with a random sample of passengers as they enter or leave the UK. Approximately 95 per cent of passengers entering and leaving the UK have a chance of being sampled on the survey.
VisitBritain analyse the data on visits to the UK by overseas residents. Read the latest analysis for May 2019