August highest month recorded for tourism spend on day trips

New figures from VisitEngland have shown that British people spent a record-breaking £5.5 billion on day trips across England in August. This is the highest spend for a single month since the day-tripping survey began in 2011.

August also saw the highest number of day trips taken in any month since 2012, with 151 million day trips across England up 14 per cent compared to August 2015. The figures bring overall domestic tourism trips in England from January to August to 988 million which has increased by 14 per cent.

Here at Compass Holidays, we love hearing news about how the UK tourism is constantly improving and we are proud to be a part of the Discover England Fund.

  • We loved our holiday in the Cotswolds, thank you for all of the arrangements! | H & H Netherlands
  • The walks were good and beautifully picked + the bags were perfectly delivered! | H & H Netherlands
  • We had a very good time and will come back with friends and recommend you and this kind of holiday - Thanks a lot! | A Christophe
  • Although the weather has not been ideal, i.e. we had a lot of rain - we really enjoyed the tour! And it was no problem biking with the dog on the tour - he enjoyed it too! | C Ramrath
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Activity Holidays and Short Breaks in the UK, Europe and worldwide destinations.

Compass Holidays specialise in walking and cycling short breaks and holidays around the UK and Europe. Based in the Cotswolds and founded over 20 years ago, our vast expertise means we know how to plan holidays to highlight the very best the countryside has to offer. Compass also has a series of bike & boat tours around some of Europe's most breathtaking coastline. 


Cumbria, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, Bath & Wiltshire, Cornwall, Shakespeare Country


Austria, Croatia, Germany, The Danube, Italy, Holland, Bulgaria, France, Spain, Norway