Tourists to Ireland increased to 6.6 percent & UK Revenue drop 3.7 percent

Published on : Friday, September 8, 2017

Tourists to IrelandA new data has been published by the Central Statistics Office or CSO showing that the overseas trip numbers to Ireland have increased 6.6% from April to June 2017 in comparison to the last year.

 
The second quarter result however showed that overseas revenue from tourist visits for the first half of 2017 was 7.1% leading in comparison to the last year with €2.066 billion spent by visitors. Mainland Europeans spent almost €749 million, North America €621 million, Britain €455 million, whereas Australia and other developing markets spent €241 million respectively.

 
Nevertheless, the figures also explained that revenue in terms of visits from Great Britain dropped by 3.7%.

 
According to the report of rte.ie, the figures of the CSO unveiled that the second quarter of this year witnessed a total of 2.769 million trips to Ireland which represented an increase of 170,000 on last year’s Q2 number of 2.599 million.

 
This comprised an increase of 70,000 in terms of American visitors traveling to the Irish shores, with 546,000 Americans coming to the country. Nevertheless, the number of British tourists declined from 1.014 million to 949,000.

 
Revenue generation from foreign trips to Ireland in Q2 increased 11.7% than the same period in 2016.

 
Simultaneously, the data also pointed out the length of average overseas excursions to Ireland declined from 6.7 to 6.6 nights.

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