CSO release Household Travel Survey Quarter 2 2022

Wednesday, October 26, 2022. 2:44pm
Press State CSO

Irish residents took over three million domestic overnight trips in Quarter 2 2022

Key Findings

  • Irish residents took 3.4 million domestic overnight trips in April, May and June (Q2) 2022, which was more than three times the number of trips taken in the same period in 2021 (1.0 million).
  • Total expenditure on domestic overnight trips amounted to €762 million with those on holiday spending €482 million of this, while those visiting friends or relatives spent €117 million.
  • There were 2.2 million outbound overnight trips taken by Irish residents, and total expenditure amounted to €2.3 billion.
  • This release includes data on ‘same-day visits’ for the first time and shows that 6.6 million domestic same-day visits were taken in the first six months of 2022.

Statistician’s Comments

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (26 October 2022) released Household Travel Survey Quarter 2 2022.

Commenting on the release, Brendan Curtin, Statistician in the Tourism and Travel Division, said: The figures provide information on domestic and international travel by Irish residents in the months of April, May and June (Q2) 2022. When combined with results from January to March (Q1) 2022, the data demonstrates the ongoing recovery in travel after the disruption caused by COVID-19 restrictions.  The number of domestic overnight trips taken in the first half of 2022 was 12% higher than in the same period in pre-pandemic 2019, while the total number of outbound overnight trips remained lower (-24%).

This release also includes data on ‘same-day visits’ for the first time. In the period January to June 2022 Irish residents took 6.6 million domestic same-day visits and 0.6 million outbound same-day visits. Expenditure amounted to €344 million on domestic same-day visits and €51 million on outbound same-day visits in the first half of 2022.”

View the full press release from CSO.

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