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Overseas trips to Ireland increased 10.8% April-June

Staff Writer |
The number of overseas trips to Ireland by non-residents increased from 2.35 million in Quarter 2 2015 to 2.6 million trips in Quarter 2 2016 (+10.8%).

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The number of nights spent in Ireland by overseas travellers increased by 5.3% in Quarter 2 2016 compared with the same period of the previous year, up from 16.4 million to 17.3 million.

The average duration of overseas trips to Ireland fell from 7.0 nights in Quarter 2 2015 to 6.7 nights in Quarter 2 2016.

Total tourism and travel earnings from overseas travellers to Ireland increased by 5.7% between Quarter 2 2015 and Quarter 2 2016, increasing from €1,566 million to €1,655 million. When fares are excluded, total expenditure increased from €1,194 million to €1,261 million, an increase of 5.6% over the period.

In Quarter 2 2016, the number of trips made by Irish residents overseas increased by 2.5%, from 1.928 million trips in Quarter 2 2015 to 1.975 million.

The average duration of overseas trips made by Irish residents increased from 6.8 nights in Quarter 2 2015 to 7.1 nights in Quarter 2 2016.

Total tourism and travel expenditure by Irish residents overseas increased by 6.2%, up from €1,170 million in Quarter 2 2015 to €1,243 million in Quarter 2 2016.

When all fares are included, total expenditure on overseas trips increased by 5.3%, from €1,475 million to €1,553 million.


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