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Press Statement Intention to Travel Survey April 2021

Published: Wednesday, June 09, 2021.
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Press Statement Intention to Travel Survey April 2021

Seven in ten Irish residents plan to take an overnight Domestic trip before November 2021
  • The South-West region (28.7%) is the most popular destination for Irish residents intending to take an overnight domestic trip in the next twelve months, followed by the West and South-East regions at 20.6% and 13.3% respectively
  • Just under three-quarters of Irish residents (74.2%) intending to take an overnight domestic trip in the next twelve months are planning to use it for holidays, leisure and recreation purposes, while 22.4% plan to visit friends and relatives
  • Irish residents intending to make an overnight domestic business trip in the next 12 months accounted for just 1.1% of people planning to take a trip
  • One-fifth (20.7%) of those intending to take an overnight domestic trip in the coming year plan to use self-catering accommodation, while 56.7% will use hotel, guesthouse or B&B accommodation

Go to release: Intention to Travel Survey April 2021

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (09 June 2021) published the results of the Intention to Travel Survey April 2021.

Commenting on the results, Statistician, Brendan Curtin said: “The findings of the survey reveal that while almost two-thirds (64.6%) of Irish residents aged 18 and over had cancelled an overnight trip due to COVID-19 since March 2020, seven in ten people (73.6%) intend to take an overnight domestic trip within the next six months.

For overseas trips, 47.3% of people intend to travel abroad in 2021, 34.5% intend to take their next trip outside the island of Ireland in 2022 or later, and the remainder (18.2%) are not thinking about trips abroad at present.”

For further information contact:

Brendan Curtin (+353) 21 453 5120 or James Mahon (+353) 21 453 5463

or email [email protected]

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