CSO Figures Show Tourism Revenue At Almost €3bn

New figures published today have revealed that an estimated €2.8 billion has been spent in Ireland by overseas visitors.

Welcoming the news, announced by the CSO, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, said: "This is a time of great positivity in Irish tourism and I welcome today's CSO 'Tourism and Travel' publication, which shows an increase of €241 million (or +9.3%) in spending from overseas visits to Ireland for the first 9 months of 2014, compared to the same period in 2013."

The figures from the CSO also show that for the first 9 months of 2014 compared to the same period of 2013, there was a 3.5% increase in revenue from visits from Great Britain, a 14.1% increase from North America and a 22.8% increase from long-haul destinations.


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