To qualify as an eligible GB domestic overnight trip, visitors had to have:
- stayed at least one night in the nations of Great Britain
- not taken on their trip a frequent basis / less than once a week
|GB domestic overnight holiday trips||The main purpose of the trip was for holiday, pleasure or leisure.|
|GB domestic overnight "visiting friends and relatives" trips||The main purpose of the trip was for visiting friends and relatives, including such trips that visitors combined with a holiday.|
|GB domestic overnight business trips||The main purpose of the trip was for business.|
|GB domestic overnight miscellaneous trips||The main purpose of the trip was for any other type of trip taken not covered by the previous classifications. These include: personal events, public events, study, medical, religious reasons, any overnight stays in the UK as part of any overseas trip.|
|Volume||An estimate of what the grossed-up number of overnight trips if the sample would be representative of the whole GB population.|
|Value||An estimate of the total expenditure if the sample would be representative of the whole GB population.|
|Bednights||An estimate of the grossed-up number of nights spent on overnight trips if the sample would be representative of the whole GB population.|
These criteria and definitions have been revised to align with agreed international standards. This impacts on comparability of the domestic overnight tourism estimates from 2021 onwards from those published in 2019 and previous years.
Further methodology reports are available to download.