• Cyril McAree

Overseas Trips To Ireland Increased By 5.5% For The Period January To March 2019


The latest CSO figures reveal overseas trips to Ireland increased by 5.5% for the period January to March 2019:

Overseas trips to Ireland increased by 5.5% for the period January to March 2019:

The number of overseas trips to Ireland by non-residents increased from 1.921 million in Quarter 1 2018 to 2.027 million trips in Quarter 1 2019 (+5.5%).

The number of nights spent in Ireland by overseas travellers decreased by 3.2% in Quarter 1 2019 compared with the same period of the previous year, down from 12.5 million to 12.1 million.

The average duration of overseas trips to Ireland dropped from 6.5 nights in Quarter 1 2018 to 6.0 nights in Quarter 1 2019.

Total tourism and travel earnings from overseas travellers to Ireland decreased by 4.6% between Quarter 1 2018 and Quarter 1 2019, decreasing from €1,079 million to €1,029 million.

When fares are excluded, total expenditure decreased from €795 million to €763 million, a decrease of 4.0% over the period.

Trips by Irish residents overseas:

In Quarter 1 2019, the number of trips made by Irish residents overseas increased by 8.0%, from 1.599 million trips in Quarter 1 2018 to 1.727 million.

The average duration of overseas trips made by Irish residents increased from 6.2 nights in Quarter 1 2018 to 6.4 nights in Quarter 1 2019.

Total tourism and travel expenditure by Irish residents overseas increased by 20.3%, up from €1,047 million in Quarter 1 2018 to €1,260 million in Quarter 1 2019. When all fares are included, total expenditure on overseas trips increased by 14.9%, from €1,299 million to €1,492 million.


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