Trips to Ireland increased by 8.0% in April 2018
In April 2018, the total number of trips to Ireland by overseas residents increased by 8.0% to 899,900 - an overall increase of 66,600 compared to twelve months earlier.
Trips by residents of Great Britain increased by 3.3% to 322,700 while trips by residents of European Countries other than Great Britain (Other Europe) increased by 9.5% to 352,900. Trips by residents of USA and Canada to Ireland increased by 14.7% to 178,600 while trips to Ireland from Other Areas increased by 6.8% to 45,700.
The total number of overseas trips made by Irish residents during April 2018 decreased by 2.8% to 658,400. See tables 1 and 2.
The total number of trips (Irish residents’ trips overseas plus trips to Ireland) in April 2018 increased by 3.2% to 1,558,200 when compared to twelve months earlier.
In the four months to the end of April 2018, the total number of trips to Ireland increased by 7.3% when compared with the same period in 2017. Irish residents' trips overseas during the same period increased by 0.5%.
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