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    Latest CSO Tourism Figures Published

    Latest CSO Tourism Figures Published

    The CSO have today issued Overseas Travel figures for the period covering August to October 2015. This release contains details of visitor numbers (which include same day visits) to Ireland.
    The main points in today’s release are as follows:

    • Total overseas trips to Ireland for the period January to October 2015 were up by 13% on the corresponding period in 2014
    • British trips increased by 11% from January to October while North American visitors were up by 13%.
    • Trips to Ireland from Mainland European countries grew by 14% for the year to date
    • Visitor numbers from all other long haul areas rose by 14% for the year to October

      Aug-Oct Jan-Oct
    Britain     +12   +11
    North America     +11   +13
    Mainland Europe     +17   +14
    France      +17  
    Germany     +13  
    Italy      +25  
    Spain      +14  
    Other Areas     +23   +14
    Australia/N Zealand      +20    
    Total Overseas     +14   +13
    Percentage change 2015 vs. 2014
    You can access the full CSO report here.
    Welcoming today’s positive figures, Fáilte Ireland CEO Shaun Quinn emphasised:

    "Having recently met with tourism industry leaders in a series of meetings around the country, I can confirm that these figures are mirrored by strong local performances and a buoyant sense of optimism on the ground.
    “While the general expectation is that growth will continue into next year, we can’t be too complacent and tourism can still be influenced by external factors – whether currency exchange fluctuations or unexpected global events. For next year, we need to maintain our focus on those factors we can control, namely the quality of our offering and a competitive level of value for money. Furthermore, Fáilte Ireland will be working with the industry to sustain growth in 2016 through greater emphasis on a longer season and better regional distribution to ensure we maximise the full potential of tourism for all regions.”

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