The CSO have today issued overseas travel figures for the period covering July – September 2015. This release contains details of visitor numbers (which include same day visits) to Ireland along with Irish trips abroad. The main points in today’s release are as follows:
Total overseas trips to Ireland for the period January to September 2015 were up by 12% on the corresponding period in 2014.
British trips increased by 11% from January to September while North American visitors were up by 14%.
Trips to Ireland from Mainland European countries grew by 14% in the nine month period; with France up 10%, Germany up 12%, Italy up 26% and Spain up 18%.
Visitor numbers from all other long haul areas rose by 11% for the year to September. Visitors from Australia/New Zealand increased by 7%.