CSO: Inbound Tourism May 2024 (visitors increase 8.5%)

Friday, June 28, 2024. 9:04am
Press Statement CSO travel central statistics office

Foreign visitors increase 8.5% in May 2024

Key Findings

  • Some 622,300 foreign visitors completed a trip to Ireland in May 2024, an increase of 8.5% compared with May 2023.
  • The largest contingent of visitors (34.9%) came from Great Britain, followed by the United States (20.2%), and then Germany (7.4%).
  • The visitors stayed a total of 4,462,100 nights in the country, marginally less (-0.3%) than May 2023.
  • The visitors’ most frequent reason (45.1%) for travelling to Ireland was for holiday or leisure.
  • The visitors spent €810.6 million in total on their trips, a rise of 29.0% when compared with May 2023.

Statistician’s Comment

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (27 June 2024) released Inbound Tourism May 2024. 

Commenting on the release, Gregg Patrick, Statistician in the Tourism and Travel Division, said:

“The results show that 622,300 foreign visitors departed Ireland on oversea routes in May 2024, an increase of 8.5% compared with May 2023.

Some 34.9% of the visitors were from Great Britain, 20.2% were from the United States, and 7.4% were from Germany.

Typically, their visit lasted 7.2 nights.

Their most frequent reason for their journey (45.1%) was for holiday or leisure purposes.

More of the visitors stayed in hotels (50.1%) than in any other accommodation type, and the typical cost of their visit was €1,303 (comprising €334 on fare, €51 on prepayments, €437 on accommodation, and €480 on day-to-day expenditure).”

Read the full report on the CSO website.

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