Inbound visitor spending all set for powerful growth

Published on : Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tourists to IrelandIreland is anticipated to profit from another powerful increase in spending levels in terms of inbound tourists this year.

According to a recent survey of European cities, by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), has positioned Dublin seventh out of seventeen locations, in regards to tourist spending in 2016.

As per the survey, overseas visitors invested a combined €9.2bn in Dublin 2016, around 10% up on 2015. London, Istanbul and Amsterdam topped the chart; with tourist spending €18.9bn, €17.5bn and €11.8bn respectively.

A spokesperson for Fáilte Ireland advised that the double digit percentage growth in terms of North American visitors this year. Tourism Ireland explained the same, for Dublin, especially on the back of some new campaigns put in place to attract new visitors to the capital.

For 2018, tourism Ireland is all set to reveal its visitor targets when it introduces its marketing budget for the forthcoming twelve months in early December.

In London, it essentially, kicked-off its promotional program yesterday by appearing next to 70 Irish tourism firms at the World Travel Market (WTM) event, the world’s largest travel fair. “As our nearest neighbour and our largest market for overseas tourism, Britain will remain a priority for us,” he said.

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