Number of trips to Ireland by overseas visitors up nearly 18% in Q4

Overseas travellers spent more than €5.5 billion in Ireland last year

14th March, 2016
The Cliffs of Moher Pic: Ireland's Content Pool

The number of overseas trips to Ireland by visitors rose by nearly 18 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year to two million, the Central Statistics Office said, while the number of visits for 2015 as a whole increased by close to 14 per cent to more than 8.6 million.

The latest data on the sector showed that total tourism and travel earnings from overseas travellers increased by 20.6 per cent in the October to December period,...

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