While Britons actually increased their overall travel abroad (+7 percent) in the third quarter of 2016—the full quarter following the June 23 Brexit vote in which Britons voted to leave the European Union—there was a slight slip (-1.3 percent), year-over-year in the number of UK residents who traveled to North America in the third quarter. Generally, visits to the USA comprise 85 to 90 percent of UK travelers’ visits to North America.
This is just one our findings drawn for the most recent report on overseas travel by Britons released just before Christmas by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) and containing data for travel to and from the UK through October.
Another: For the most current calendar quarter (August, September and October) there is, effectively, no change, year-over-year vs. the same period in 2015. And for the year to-date (through October), traffic to North America from the UK is up 5 percent; overall outbound travel by Britons is up 5 percent. The following table compares figures from 2013 through 2016.