• Cyril McAree

Overseas Trips To Ireland Increased By 2.4% For The Period April to June 2019


Latest figures have been released by the CSO and overseas trips to Ireland increased by 2.4% for the period April to June 2019.

The number of overseas trips to Ireland by non-residents increased from 2.952 million in Quarter 2 2018 to 3.022 million trips in Quarter 2 2019 (+2.4%).

The number of nights spent in Ireland by overseas travellers increased by 5.8% in Quarter 2 2019 compared with the same period of the previous year, up from 18.7 million to 19.8 million.

The average duration of overseas trips to Ireland increased from 6.3 nights in Quarter 2 2018 to 6.5 nights in Quarter 2 2019.

Total tourism and travel earnings from overseas travellers to Ireland increased by 2.1% between Quarter 2 2018 and Quarter 2 2019, increasing from €1,970 million to €2,012 million. When fares are excluded, total expenditure increased from €1,475 million to €1,513 million, an increase of 2.6% over the period.

Trips by Irish residents overseas:

In Quarter 2 2019, the number of trips made by Irish residents overseas increased by 6.9%, from 2.248 million trips in Quarter 2 2018 to 2.404 million. The average duration of overseas trips made by Irish residents increased from 6.7 nights in Quarter 2 2018 to 6.8 nights in Quarter 2 2019.

Total tourism and travel expenditure by Irish residents overseas increased by 17.5%, up from €1,438 million in Quarter 2 2018 to €1,689 million in Quarter 2 2019. When all fares are included, total expenditure on overseas trips increased by 13.9%, from €1,831 million to €2,085 million.


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