Overseas trips to Ireland increase 7.9% in 2011

Overseas trips to Ireland increased by 7.9 per cent to 6.6 million trips in 2011, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office.

11th September, 2012
The Giant's Causeway in Co Antrim.

Overseas trips to Ireland increased by 7.9 per cent to 6.6 million trips in 2011, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office.

The number of nights spent in Ireland by overseas travellers rose by 6.1 per cent in 2011, up from 48 million to 50.9 million, the figures show. Expenditure in Ireland by overseas travellers increased by 0.7 per cent, from €3,556 million to €3,580 million.

By contrast, the the number of overseas trips made by Irish residents fell by 4.2...

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