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London Research Resources

Looking for more facts and figures? Listed below are links to key London data sources. 

Overseas Visitor Data

International Passenger Survey

Measures the number of visitors entering the UK from three areas of residence: North America, Western Europe and Other Areas. Published monthly (except January) by National Statistics.

www.statistics.gov.uk/hub/people-places/people/tourism/index.html

Regional International Passenger Data

Measures the number of visitors to UK regions, including London. Published quarterly by VisitBritain.

www.visitbritain.org/insightsandstatistics/inboundvisitorstatistics/regions/regiontrends.aspx

Domestic Visitor Data

United Kingdom Tourism Survey A national consumer survey measuring the volume and value of tourism trips taken by UK residents. Published monthly by VisitBritain.

www.visitengland.org/insight-statistics/major-tourism-surveys/overnightvisitors/index.aspx

Global Visitor Data

World Tourism Barometer 

Overview of global tourism data from destination countries and air transport. Published three times a year (January, June, and October) by the World Tourism Organisation.

http://mkt.unwto.org/en/barometer

WTTC Tourism Satellite Accounting

Country reports that quantify all aspects of Travel & Tourism demand. Published annually (March) by World Travel & Tourism Council.

www.wttc.org

European Cities Tourism

Database of tourism statistics relating to 30+ European cities. Managed on an ongoing basis by TourMIS.

www.tourmis.info/index_e.html

Hotels

BDO Monthly London Hotel Trends*

A survey of business levels across 40,000+ London hotel rooms. Supply featured is mainly in the 3–5 star categories. Published monthly by BDO

http://www.bdo.co.uk/ 

STR Global Hotel Performance Data*

International monthly hotel performance data encompassing data from 7,800 hotels in 500 global markets including London. Published monthly by STR Global.

www.strglobal.com

UK Chain Hotels Survey

A survey of 500 chain hotels operating primarily in the 3-4 star categories. Published monthly by TRI Hospitality Consulting.

www.trihospitality.com

PwC Hospitality Directions

A quarterly survey of trends impacting the UK hospitality sector.

www.pwc.com

UK Occupancy Survey

A monitor of bed and room occupancy for serviced accommodation. Based upon a small sample of hotels, guest houses and B&Bs throughout the UK. Published monthly by VisitBritain.

www.visitbritain.org/insightsandstatistics

Retail

London Retail Sales Monitor

Measures changes in the actual value of retail sales from a sample of retailers across London. Published monthly by London Retail Consortium.

www.brc.org.uk / www.newwestend.com

Footfall Index*

Measures actual numbers of people at various retail locations nationwide. Published monthly by Footfall.

www.footfall.com

Museums

National Museum Directors Conference

Reports highlighting the impact of the national museums, libraries and archives.

www.nationalmuseums.org.uk

Monthly Museum and Gallery Visits

The number of visits made to DCMS sponsored museums and galleries. Published monthly by DCMS.

www.culture.gov.uk/what_we_do/museums_and_galleries/6423.aspx

Attractions

Annual Survey of visits to Visitor Attractions & England Attractions Monitor

VisitEngland runs two surveys providing market intelligence about the Attractions sector. 

www.visitengland.org/insight-statistics/major-tourism-surveys/attractions

Association of Leading Visitor Attractions

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) brings you all the relevant information (Opening and Closing times, Prices and Special Events) on leading attractions (Museums & Galleries, Heritage sites, Cathedrals, Leisure Attractions, Gardens and Conservation sites) , museums, etc. 

http://www.alva.org.uk/

Real Estate

Market Monitor

Analysis of the Central London real estate market. Published quarterly by Driver Jonas Deloitte.

www.deloitterealestate.co.uk

Business Outlook

Annual outlook and review covering various real estate market sectors. Published annually in January by Christie & Co.

www.christie.com

London Business in General

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Various reports and surveys across key areas impacting London businesses.

www.londonchamber.co.uk

Corporation of London

Various reports highlighting the importance of the City.

www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

London Economic Information

London's Economy Today

A monthly bulletin featuring the most up to date information on the state of London's economy. It is published on the third Tuesday of each month. Published monthly by GLA Economics.

www.london.gov.uk/mayor/economic_unit 

UK Conference Market Survey

The report contains results of interviews with 300 association (not for profit) organisers and 300 corporate (for profit) buyers. Published annually with quarterly updates by Meetings Industry Association.

www.mia-uk.org

International Meetings Statistics

Assortment of reports detailing international meeting trends. Published annually (September) by Union of International Associations.

www.uia.org

European Cities Monitor

Views of Senior Executives from 500 European companies on Europe's leading business cities. Published annually in October by Cushman & Wakefield Healey & Baker.

www.cushmanwakefield.com

Transport

London Travel Report

Statistical report on all aspects of transport in London. Published annually (January) by TfL. 

www.tfl.gov.uk

UK Airport Statistics

Passenger and traffic movement levels across 60 UK airports. Published monthly by CAA. 

www.caa.co.uk

British Airways Traffic Statistics

Monthly traffic statistics and business activity from British Airways. Published on the third working day of each month by BA. 

www.britishairways.com

Others

London Key Facts

Facts and figures about London, including sections on wealth and poverty, diversity, education, housing, culture and
tourism and the boroughs. Published annually by London Councils. 

www.londoncouncils.gov.uk

Olympic Games Impact Report

Olympic Games Impact Report is a study by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, commissioned by the DCMS and the London Development Agency, to assess the likely net benefits of hosting the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012. 

www.culture.gov.uk

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