Overseas trips to Ireland increased 10.5%
The number of nights spent in Ireland by overseas travellers increased by 7.8% in Q3 2016 compared with the same period of the previous year, up from 22.0 million to 23.7 million.
The average duration of overseas trips to Ireland fell from 7.9 nights in Q3 2015 to 7.7 nights in Q3 2016.
Total tourism and travel earnings from overseas travellers to Ireland increased by 10% between Q3 2015 and Q3 2016, increasing from €2,037 million to €2,241 million.
When fares are excluded, total expenditure increased from €1,551 million to €1,693 million, an increase of 9.2% over the period.
In Q3 2016, the number of trips made by Irish residents overseas increased by 3.0%, from 2.186 million trips in Q3 2015 to 2.253 million.
The average duration of overseas trips made by Irish residents decreased from 9.5 nights in Q3 2015 to 9.4 nights in Q3 2016.
Total tourism and travel expenditure by Irish residents overseas increased by 5.4%, up from €1,680 million in Q3 2015 to €1,771 million in Q3 2016.
When all fares are included, total expenditure on overseas trips increased by 6.4%, from €2,096 million to €2,231 million. ■