The first table shows the trend in the purpose of abroad visit by UK residents. The data were taken from 100.000 respondents between 1994 and 1998. Holiday constantly dominated each year, easily five times or more the figure shown by business which came as second. It was followed by visits to friends and relatives, while other unspecified reasons took the fourth position.
The second table shows the trend in the destination of abroad visit by UK residents, taken from the same amount of respondent and at the same period. The number of visit to Western Europe each year far outnumbered those to North America. Although other regions were not considered individually, the total number of visit each year nearly twice the number of North America visits, yet still far below western Europe.
It is evident from both the table that Western Europe was the major holiday destination for UK resident between 1994 and 1998. Overall, regardless the purpose and destination, the total amount of abroad visit by UK resident show gradual increase over the years.
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