August saw the biggest rise with an increase of 7% of overseas visits compared to the year earlier.
In a separate study, the ONS found that in the UK, 58.6% of adults aged 16 and over were somewhat, mostly or completely satisfied with their general health in 2011/12 - a decrease from 65.6% in 2010/11 and 68.3% in 2009/10.
Increasingly people turn to Neal’s Yard Holidays for health focused holidays that combine yoga retreats with wellbeing holidays including a summer offer of 50% off full-board accommodation at the South Coast Ayurveda resort in Sri Lanka for stays between 24 April and 7 November.
Neal’s Yard Holidays are suited to individuals looking to relax and unwind, detox and cleanse. The retreats offer a number of holistic therapies, yoga, Pilates, and outdoor activities to improve health and wellbeing.