2012 Archive

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Overseas visitors participation in cultural activities in 2012 [pdf 244kb]

Over three million overseas visitors to Ireland visited a historical/cultural attraction in 2012 of whom two thirds (2.3 million) were on holiday. Find out more in “Overseas visitors participation in cultural activities in 2012.

Activity product usage among overseas visitors 2012 (pdf 249 kb)

Cycling, horse-riding and hiking/hillwalking are particularly appealing for European visitors while British visitors account for the biggest share of overseas visitors who fish and golf while in Ireland. Find out more about overseas visitors who engage in activities in Ireland in “activity product usage among overseas visitors 2012.

Coach tourism in Ireland in 2012 [pdf, 356kb]

Almost 300,000 overseas coach tourists came to Ireland in 2012, about half of whom came from North America. Find out more by downloading our 2012 profile of coach tourism in Ireland.

Visitors to places of pilgrimage 2012 [pdf, 70kb]

A number of places of pilgrimage responded to our 2012 visitor attractions survey. Download the results to find out more.

Regional tourism performance in 2012 [pdf, 652kb]

Compare the behaviour and characteristics of overseas visitors to tourism regions in Ireland in 2012 and find out where our domestic visitors went.

Tourism facts 2012 [pdf, 298kb]

Get data on overseas visitors to Ireland in 2012.

Domestic tourism briefing 2012 [pdf, 133kb]

Read the annual review of the domestic market, with a particular focus on home holidays. Find out where Irish people spent their holidays in Ireland and what they did while on holiday here.

Fáilte Ireland Cork cultural tourism research 2012 [pdf, 2.6MB]

Online survey of previous and prospective visitors to Cork City and Harbour conducted across six international markets and the domestic market, in order to determine the best prospect positioning for the destination and capture feedback on the experience to guide development.

2012 employment situation report for trainees of cookery courses [pdf, 126kb]

Concerns have been expressed that there is a shortage of trained personnel available to work as chefs, particularly in the restaurant sector. Learn more about the occupation and employment status of individuals who completed professional cookery courses in 2008/09.

Fáilte Ireland hotel review 2012 [pdf, 369kb]

Bed and room occupancy in hotels increased in 2012, both at their highest levels since 2007. There was also an increase in overseas visitors staying in hotels. Download our hotel review for 2012 to find out more.