28/10/2013

CSO Report Tourism Increase

Tourism in Ireland rose by 7.8% in the period of July to September, according to the Central Statistics Office.

Some 2,261,000 trips were made to Ireland during this period, compared to 164,300 for the same period in 2011.

The ONS figures show a 13.6% increase in the number of visitors from North America, a 1.2% increase in visitors from European counties – not including the UK - and a 24.5% increase in the number of visitors from the rest of the world.

Meanwhile, the total number of overseas trips made by Irish residents during July to September increased by 1.5% to 2,032,600.

(MH/CD)

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