London & Partners is the official promotional organisation for London, and is partially funded by the Mayor. L&P attracts and delivers value to business, students and visitors, and drives up leisure and business visitors as well as bidding to secure major events in London. Kit Malthouse is an observer on the London & Partners Board.
Data taken from the International Passenger Survey (IPS) from ONS.
Key point: The number of overseas visits decreased by 6%, and visitor nights by 2% in quarter 3, 2012 (Jul-Sep) when compared with the same quarter in 2011. Total overseas visitor spend was up 11%.
International visitors data taken from the International Passenger Survey (IPS) from ONS. International tourism accounts for nearly four-fifths of all tourist spending in London.
Key Point: USA is the single biggest country of origin with over 1.9 million visitors between Q4 2011 and Q3 2012, but European countries account for two-thirds of all visits to London.