Niall Gibbons, CEO Tourism Ireland determined to make 2015 best tourism year for Ireland

Published on : Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tourism Ireland 1Ireland a much visited destination is seeing a 13.5 per cent increase in international visitation. The latest data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) revealed a 13.5 per cent increase from February to April 2015 compared to same period last year.


Looking at the promising growth of Ireland Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe and Minister of State, Michael Ring has expressed their satisfaction at the outstanding economic growth which has created jobs in every sector of the tourism industry.


The continued growth rate is encouraging and the strong performance is significant in the first four months felt Minister Donohoe. The growth is evenly distributed in every segment of the market. The international marketing policies will remain the same in the coming months bringing in greater profits for the industry as the trends show, moving toward fulfilling economic development.


The data reveals an interesting comparison in first the three months of 2015 from February to April with 2014 same period.


Overall trips to Ireland were 13.5 per cent to 1,778,600 visits


North America was up by 20.2 per cent


Visits from mainland Europe were up by 14.7 per cent


Visits from the rest of the world increased by 23.6b per cent


Great Britain visits registered an increase of 9.8 per cent



This is indeed a stunning start for Ireland felt Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland. He expressed that the aim is to make 2015 the best ever year for Ireland.

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