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Tourism and Travel

Quarter 2 2019

  Overseas trips to Ireland Trips by Irish residents overseas
‘000 ‘000
Reason for journeyApr - Jun 2018Apr - Jun 2019 Apr - Jun 2018Apr - Jun 2019
Business360365 212244
Visits to Friends/Relatives730695 465490
Holiday/Leisure/Recreation1,5451,551 1,5221,629
Other317411 4841
Total2,9523,022 2,2482,404

Overseas trips to Ireland increased by 2.4% for the period April to June 2019

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Overseas trips to Ireland:

  • 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%). See table 1.
  • 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. See table 4.
  • 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. See table 6.
  • 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. See table 7.

 

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. See table 8.
  • 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. See table 9.
  • 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. See table 10.