• Cyril McAree

CSO Release Overseas Travel Figures ForAugust 2018


In August 2018, the total number of trips to Ireland by overseas residents increased by 7.6% to 1,202,100 - an overall increase of 84,500 compared to twelve months earlier.

Trips by residents of Great Britain increased by 2.2% to 405,000 while trips by residents of European Countries other than Great Britain (Other Europe) increased by 9.7% to 427,200. Trips by residents of USA and Canada to Ireland increased by 11.7% to 286,800 while trips to Ireland from Other Areas increased by 10.6% to 83,200.

The total number of overseas trips made by Irish residents during August 2018 increased by 1.6% to 870,400. See tables 1 and 2.

The total number of trips (Irish residents’ trips overseas plus trips to Ireland) in August 2018 increased by 5.0% to 2,072,500 when compared to twelve months earlier.

In the eight months to the end of August 2018, the total number of trips to Ireland increased by 7.8% when compared with the same period in 2017. Irish residents' trips overseas during the same period increased by 2.8%.

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