- Of the 737,600 foreign resident overnight visitors who departed Ireland on overseas routes in August 2023, 35.2% of the visitors were from Great Britain, 19.3% were from the United States, and 7.8% were from France.
- The visitors most frequent reason (47.2%) for visiting Ireland was for holiday or leisure purposes.
- The foreign resident visitors stayed a total of 7,337,700 nights in the country.
- The total estimated expenditure of foreign resident overnight visitors on their trips to Ireland was €996.1 million.
- The foreign resident overnight visitors stayed on average 9.9 nights and spent on average €1,351 on their trips.
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (31 October 2023) released Inbound Tourism August 2023.
Commenting on the release, Gregg Patrick, Statistician in the Tourism and Travel Division, said: “The results show that among the 2,194,300 passengers departing Ireland on overseas routes in August 2023, some 737,600 (33.6%) were foreign resident overnight visitors completing their trips (with the balance being Irish residents heading abroad (55.0%) and foreign resident same-day visitors (11.4%)). Amongst the 737,600 foreign resident overnight visitors some 35.2% were from Great Britain, 19.3% were from the United States, and 7.8% were from France.
Typically, their visit lasted 9.9 nights. Their most frequent reason for visiting was for holiday or leisure purposes (47.2%). More of the visitors stayed primarily in hotels (40.3%) than in any other accommodation type, and the mean cost of their visit was €1,351 (comprising €356 on fare, €62 on prepayments, €428 on accommodation, and €505 on day-to-day expenditure).”
Read more on the CSO website.