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Year End Review 2023 & Outlook 2024

27 December 2023

ITIC’s 2023 Review and 2024 Outlook shows that Irish tourism remains robust despite domestic cost challenges and international geopolitical events. It is estimated that €5.3 billion will have been spent by international visitors while visiting Ireland in 2023 with 254,000 people working in the sector making it the country’s largest indigenous industry and biggest regional employer.

Looking ahead, ITIC forecast that Irish tourism can achieve 5% revenue growth in real terms in 2024 with the North American market offering the best prospects.

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VISION 2030: An Irish Tourism Strategy for Growth

18 September 2023

Ireland’s tourism industry can be ambitious about its future whilst delivering on its environmental sustainability obligations. That is the vision outlined in this strategy by the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) – by 2030 the industry can be worth €15 billion to the national economy, can employ up to 350,000 people across the country, and will be delivering €3.5 billion tax receipts to the exchequer each year.

This key report recommends 38 actions to maximize potential outcomes.

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11,500 hotel bedrooms needed by 2032 to meet projected tourism demand

17 August 2023

A key report by the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation estimates that there is a deficit of 11,500 tourism bedrooms in the State if Ireland is to meet projected demand over the next decade.

The report, carried out by economist Jim Power, identifies that the price of sites, allied to construction inflation, make new builds cost-prohibitive apart from selected urban hotspots and Government will have to intervene with a range of policy measures to stimulate developments.

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ITIC analysis of CSO’s first Tourism Satellite Account

25 July 2023

The CSO has just released its first Tourism Satellite Account, an internationally recognised framework for measuring tourist activity. It makes for interesting reading and underlines tourism’s importance to the national economy. Using 2019 data – the last year of full data pre-pandemic – the TSA estimated that tourist activity accounts for 4.4% of the economy and employs 13% of the national workforce.

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Tourism’s Budget 2024 Submission

13 July 2023

ITIC launches its pre-budget submission and makes the clear case that restoring competitiveness and maintaining investment is vital to enable Ireland’s tourism industry overcome challenges and achieve sustainable growth. ITIC argues that 5 key budget decisions should be taken to support the 20,000 businesses within Ireland’s tourism and hospitality industry.

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The Competitiveness of Irish Tourism – Review & Outlook

23 June 2023

Irish tourism is at a key juncture with demand strong but supply significantly compromised and sustainability at the heart of all considerations. In that context this timely report from the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) looks at the competitiveness of the sector and how worrying signs of erosion need to be addressed.

Competitiveness is critical to the continued recovery and sustained growth of the sector and this important report from ITIC outlines 10 strategic recommendations as to how Irish tourism’s competitiveness can be improved.

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Increase in 9% VAT rate would damage jobs and add to inflation

11 January 2023

This report by Economist Jim Power, commissioned by the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation, finds that the scheduled VAT increase from 9% to 13.5% on February 28th will damage the industry at such an uncertain time. The VAT increase could cost up to 24,000 jobs and add 4.1% inflation to the cost of accommodation and food services.

The report concludes that VAT should be kept at 9% to protect the competitiveness of a vulnerable industry particularly when key source markets are going through economic turbulence.

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Irish Tourism: Recovery & Outlook

10 January 2023

What does 2023 hold for Irish tourism in these most volatile of times? And how strong was the recovery in 2022?

The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) has done a deep dive into the state of Irish tourism including economic analysis of our key source markets, a review of air and sea access to Ireland, and key challenges that will need to be overcome to ensure sustained recovery is secured.

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The island of Ireland is becoming one of the most important destinations in Europe's travel and tourism landscape. With magical sceneries and truly endless things to do in Ireland , it truly is a treasure trove of otherworldly charms.

Made up of the Republic of Ireland, as well as Northern Ireland which is part of the UK. This island is the birthplace of many illustrious writers including Oscar Wilde. It is also known for the lavish landscape and stunning medieval castles.

So, it should not be a surprise that millions of people visit Ireland each year. In fact, the island welcomed 17.3 million overseas arrivals to its air and sea ports in 2022 .

The tourism sector is becoming a more and more integral part of the Irish economy and lifestyle. 5.6% of all employed people in Ireland actually work in the travel industry.

We have compiled some of the most interesting statistics about travel and tourism in Ireland, from the number of tourists it receives each year to how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted Irish tourism.

Let’s dive right in!

Sources: After each stat, I have referenced where the data was gathered and curated from. For a full list of all articles and sources used in this roundup, please head to the bottom of the post. At the time of publication, these are the most up-to-date statistics available. Little data was gathered in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Ireland Tourism Key Findings

  • Ireland welcomed 17.3 million overseas arrivals to its air and sea ports in 2022
  • There were 738,000 overseas tourists who visited Ireland in August 2023 for at least 1 night.
  • Total tourism on the island of Ireland generated £7.8 billion of revenue in 2019
  • International tourism contributed around £5.1 billion of that amount, while residents from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland spent £2.7 billion
  • Nearly 70% of all international tourists in Ireland are from the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany or France
  • 50% of visitors to Ireland come for holidaying purposes, while 1 in 3 people come to visit friends or relatives. 14% come for business visits
  • The average overseas tourist spends £451 per trip and stays for 7.3 nights
  • Outbound trips from Ireland rose from 2021, but remained slightly below the peak in 2019, at around 8.8 million outbound trips in 2022.
  • The most popular tourist destination in Ireland is Dublin , followed by the South West and Northern Ireland
  • The tourism sector in Ireland contributed more than 127,100 jobs in 2018, and this number is expected to rise dramatically by 2028
  • For every €1 million spent on overseas marketing, Ireland enjoys €41 million in economic return

Overseas Tourism in Ireland Statistics

How Popular is Ireland Among International Tourists?

1. In 2022, the Republic of Ireland received nearly 17.3 million overseas arrivals to air and sea ports.

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In 2022, overseas arrivals to the Republic of Ireland (this includes residents of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) were only at 86% of the 2019 levels.

2. There were 738,000 overseas tourists who visited Ireland in August 2023 for at least 1 night.

260 thousand of these overnight visitors came from Great Britain, 273 thousand were from mainland Europe , while 165 thousand were from North America.

Ireland inbound tourism August 2023 source market

4. In August 2023, international tourists spent a total of 7,338,000 nights in Ireland.

The tourism market that spends the most nights in Ireland is mainland European (3.28 million nights in August 2023).

Ireland international tourism nights August 2023 source market

5. In 2019, international tourism in Ireland generated around £5.1 billion in revenue.

The island of Ireland generated €5.9 or £5.1 billion from tourist expenditure in 2019.

6. 50% of visitors to Ireland come for holidaying purposes.

Half of all overseas visitors to Ireland are holiday makers, 32% are visiting friends or on a family trip , 14% are coming on business visits, while 4% are visiting for other purposes.

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7. The average overseas tourist spends £451 per trip and stays for 7.3 nights.

The average spend by an overseas tourist in 2019 was £451, while the average length of stay was 7.3 nights.

8. International spending accounted for 76.4% of the total travel and tourism expenditure in Ireland in 2022. 

Meanwhile, domestic spending made up 23.6% of the total travel and tourism expenditure in Ireland in 2022.

9. Nearly 70% of all international tourists in Ireland are from the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany or France.

Ireland receives the most tourists from Great Britain (42%), followed by the US (15%), Germany (7%), and France (5%) .

10. 29% of all international tourists stay with friends or relatives when visiting Ireland.

who do people stay with in Ireland

11. North American tourists travel more extensively than tourists from other places.

They usually include an average of 2.5 regions in their trip compared to the 1.9 region of overseas tourists as a whole.

12. More than half of all overseas vacationers to Ireland are at least 35 years old.

Tourists from mainland Europe tend to be younger (47% are below 35 years old) whereas tourists from Other Areas are typically older, with 62% being above 35 years old.

Learn more about age-specific travel trends in our Millennial Travel Statistics .

13. 67% of all holiday makers in 2019 were coming to the Island of Ireland for the first time ever.

This was a huge increase from only 59% in 2009.

14. The most popular tourist destination in Ireland is Dublin (59% of all overseas visitors), followed by the South West (21%) and Northern Ireland (20%).

15. border, which includes cavan, donegal, leitrim, monaghan, and sligo, was the least popular region for overseas visitors. it welcomed 768,000 visitors in 2019., irish tourism for great britain visitors.

How Many British Tourists Visit Ireland?

16. Great Britain remains Ireland’s top market source for travel and tourism.

Britain is the most important market for Ireland in terms of tourists and nights.

17. 42% of all overseas trips to Ireland come from Great Britain.

18. in 2019, 4.8 million tourists from great britain visited ireland..

Great Britain is the world's 4th largest outbound market making around 93 million trips annually, 5% of which is to the island of Ireland.

19. Among those, 83% are from England, 14% from Scotland, and 4% from Wales.

Scotland makes up 14% of all British tourists that travelled to Ireland in 2019.

Division of Great British visitors to Ireland

20. Most British tourists stay between 1 to 3 nights in Ireland, while only 10% stay for more than 9 nights.

For most tourists from Great Britain (58%), the ideal length of trip to Ireland is between 1 and 3 nights. Only 10% of British tourists stay for 9 nights or longer.

21. Tourists from Great Britain generate up to £1.3 billion, which is one-fourth of Ireland’s total tourist revenue.

In 2019, Ireland made €1.4 or £1.3 billion in revenue from British tourists alone, which accounts to 25% of the island’s tourism revenue.

22. Ireland is the 6th most popular outbound destination among tourists from Great Britain.

23. food & drink represents the largest portion of holiday spending in ireland by uk visitors..

38% of all holiday expenditure by British tourists goes towards food & drink. Followed by accommodation, shopping, then transport.

Breakdown of UK tourist expenditure in Ireland

American Tourists in Ireland

How Do American Visitors Contribute to Ireland’s Tourism Sector?

24. The USA contributes the most out of all overseas markets in Ireland in terms of revenue, and 2nd in terms of tourists.

The United States of America is the largest source of overseas revenue for Ireland and the 2nd most important source of tourists after Great Britain.

25. In 2019, there were 1.7 million tourists coming to Ireland from the United States of America. This number has grown by 61% since 2014.

The United States has the largest outbound market in the world. In 2019, 43% of outbound trips from the US were to Europe and 9% of these included a visit to Ireland.

26. American tourists spent £1.4 billion in Ireland in 2019.

This amount has grown by 71% since 2014.

27. The average expenditure of an American tourist in Ireland is £797 per visit. 36% of this is typically spent on food & drink.

For an average trip to the island of Ireland by an American holidaymaker, they would spend £797. With food & drink being the largest portion of expenditure, followed by accommodation, shopping and transport.

Breakdown of American tourist expenditure in Ireland

28. The average length of stay for American tourists in Ireland is 8 nights.

29% of American tourists stay for 6-8 nights in Ireland.

29. During summer of 2019, Ireland airports welcomed 217 departures per week from the US.

This is almost 55,000 direct air seats per week leaving from the US to Ireland.

30. US vacationers make up 22% of all vacationers arriving in Ireland in 2019.

31. the island of ireland is the 8th most popular destination on the us holiday maker’s travel bucket list., domestic and outbound tourism in ireland.

How popular is Ireland among domestic tourists?

32. In 2022, there were 13.2 million domestic trips in Ireland, which is an increase from 2019.

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13.2 million trips to Ireland were made in 2022 by domestic tourists, which is a slight increase from 2019 (11.6 million trips).

33. Nearly 1 in 2 of these domestic trips was a holiday trip.

Nearly half of the total domestic trips made to Ireland in 2022 were for holidaying purposes.

34. 4.56 million domestic trips in Ireland were made to visit friends and relatives.

Meanwhile, 528 thousand were business trips.

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35. 31% of overnight holidaymakers in Ireland stayed in hotels, while 12% stayed in holiday homes.

Hotels are the most popular accommodation choice among domestic tourists in Ireland. Meanwhile, 12% of them stay in holiday homes. Airbnb statistics have yet to be confirmed for Ireland tourism.

36. The most popular time to visit Ireland for domestic holiday makers is between July and September, with 40% of all domestic trips in Ireland made during this period.

The second most popular time is April to June (27%).

Most popular time to visit Ireland for domestic holiday makers

37. Outbound trips from Ireland rose from 2021, but remained slightly below the peak in 2019, at around 8.8 million outbound trips in 2022.

38. tourists from ireland spent almost 8.6 billion euros in 2022 on overseas trips, the highest figure between 2013 and 2022., 39. the number of domestic day trips in ireland rose in 2022, reaching 16.17 million trips..

Number of domestic day trips in Ireland 2022

Motivation for Visiting Ireland

Why do tourists come to Ireland?

40. 50% of visitors to Ireland come for holidaying purposes, while 1 in 3 people come to visit friends or relatives. 14% come for business visits.

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14% of all visitors to Ireland come for business purposes.

41. One of the most popular activities to do in Ireland is hiking or cross country walking, which engaged around 2,392,000 overseas visitors in 2019.

Nature-oriented activities remain the most popular among both domestic and overseas visitors to Ireland alike, with hiking or cross country walking being a favourite for overseas tourists.

42. 361,000 overseas tourists in 2019 were involved in cycling activities while in Ireland.

43. the internet is the biggest source of information for tourists planning a trip to ireland.

Most overseas visitors to Ireland use the internet to plan their trip . On the other hand, one-fourth of them also rely on guide books, while only 14% plan with the help of travel agents.

This shows the increasing role of online booking in travel .

How do visitors plan their trip to Ireland

44. 39% of overseas holiday makers in Ireland in 2019 came as a couple, while 1 in every 5 visited alone.

About 20% of all leisure visitors to Ireland are solo travellers .

Employment in the Irish Travel Industry

How many people are involved in the tourism sector in Ireland?

45. The tourism sector in Ireland contributed more than 127,100 jobs in 2018. This is about 5.6% of the total employment in Ireland.

In 2018, there were 127,100 people employed in the Irish tourism sector, which is around 5.6% of all employment in Ireland.

46. The Statista Research Department forecasts that this number will rise to 180,400 by 2028.

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47. In 2022, the number of direct and indirect contribution of travel and tourism to employment in Ireland was 129.5 thousand, or 6.9% lower than 2019 (139.1 thousand jobs).

48. every €1 million in tourist expenditure can support 27 jobs in the tourism sector in ireland..

Failte Ireland estimates that every €1 million spent by tourists in Ireland can support 27 jobs in the country’s travel industry.

Tourism and Ireland’s Economy

How does the tourism sector affect the economy in Ireland?

49. From 2012 to 2018, travel and tourism has overall increased its contribution to the GDP of Ireland.

50. in 2018, the tourism industry made €17.9 billion contribution to ireland’s gdp, which is roughly 5.4% of the country’s total gdp..

How much does tourism contribute to Ireland's GDP

51. By 2028, this amount is expected to increase to €26 billion.

Statista forecasts that the Irish tourism sector will contribute up to €26 billion in GDP for the country’s economy.

52. In 2019, total tourism on the island of Ireland generated £7.8 billion.

53. overseas visitors remain the most important source of tourists for the island of ireland, contributing to around £5.1 billion..

Visitors from the US are the most important source in terms of tourist revenue for the island of Ireland.

54. Meanwhile, residents of the Republic of Ireland spent £2 billion in expenditure and those from Northern Ireland contributed £666 million.

Domestic tourists from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland also contribute a significant amount of tourism revenue.

55. Every euro spent on tourism in Ireland generates 23c in tax.

56. travel and tourism contributed, both directly and indirectly, 14.9 billion euros to ireland’s gdp in 2022..

This is unfortunately lower than the pre-pandemic levels of 15.9 billion euros in 2019.

57. In terms of travel spending, the highest share of travel and tourism spending in Ireland in 2022 comes from leisure spending (57.5%).

The other 42.5% is from business spending, which is a higher proportion compared to to 2019, when business spending made up only 29.8% of the total travel and tourism spending in Ireland.

Tourist Attractions in Ireland

What are the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland?

58. 4 out of the top 10 free (and 4 out of the top 10 paid) attractions in Ireland are found in Dublin.

Dublin is home to 4 of the 10 most popular free and paid attractions in Ireland. This includes the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Zoo, Book of Kells, and St Patrick’s Cathedral for the paid attraction.

There are also the National Gallery of Ireland, National Botanic Gardens, National Museum of Ireland Archaeology, and Irish Museum of Modern Art for the free attractions.

59. Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is the top paid tourist attraction in Ireland, which received 1.7 million visits in 2019 alone.

Biggest tourism attractions in Ireland

60. Free attractions are actually less popular in Ireland, with the most visited free attraction, Castletown House Parklands in Kildare, receiving 966 thousand visits in 2019.

Effects of the covid-19 pandemic in ireland.

How did the recent Coronavirus pandemic impact tourism in Ireland?

61. In March 2020, overseas arrivals (air and sea) in Ireland decreased by 56.7% from the previous year.

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In March 2020 when Covid-19 began to directly impact Ireland and the UK, international arrivals in Ireland fell by 56.7% from March 2019.

61. When the pandemic caused a sudden collapse in international travel in April 2020, the number decreased by 99.1%.

There were only 16,100 arrivals in Ireland in April 2020, compared to 1.7 million in April 2019. This is a substantial decrease of 99.1%.

63. One year later in April 2021, there was a 331.2% increase in overseas arrivals in Ireland.

The most recent statistics of overseas travel in Ireland shows that air and sea travel are slowly recovering from the year-long travel ban and restrictions. It still hasn’t regained its levels before the pandemic, but is an improvement from 2020.

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64. June 2021 sees 57,100 overseas arrivals, which is a 180% increase from previous year.

While this number is steadily increasing, it is still far below the pre-pandemic arrival level of 1.9 million in June 2019.

65. A recent study shows that 42% of global holiday makers expect their next European holiday to be in 2022.

66. when choosing a travel destination in europe for future plans, the most desirable elements for most holiday makers include beautiful scenery and history and culture..

Holiday makers around the world admit that when choosing a European travel destination for their post-Covid plan, the most important elements are beautiful scenery and rich history and culture. The island of Ireland abounds with both of these.

Accommodation & Travel in Ireland statistics

How many hotels are there in Ireland?

67. The Irish hotel industry is valued at €3.9 billion and ranked 10th in Europe in 2023 (of 27 total EU countries).

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The market size of the hotel industry in Ireland has decreased by an average of 1.6% per year between 2018 and 2023.

68. In 2023, there are 56,468 people employed in the hotel industry in Ireland.

This is an average of 26.7 employees per hotel.

69. There are 1,583 hotel businesses in Ireland as of 2023.

70. in ireland, the hotel occupancy was 81% between january and september 2023, up +1% from the january to september 2019 period., 71. hotel occupancy for january to september 2023 in northern ireland was 76%, or an increase of +4% compared to january to september 2019., 72. in the period of january-september 2023, the average daily rate (adr) for a hotel room in ireland was €174., 73. meanwhile, the adr for a hotel room in dublin was €186 per night, or €12 higher than the country average..

While hotels in Dublin tend to be on the expensive side, it is still a beautiful destination for backpackers .

74. By December 2023, Cork and Dublin airports are expected to return to 123% and 106% of their respective December 2019 seat capacities. 

This shows a positive recovery on the demand for air travel around the world following the pandemic in 2021.

75. Meanwhile, Belfast City Airport and Belfast International Airport are predicted to reach 119% and 117% of their December 2019 seat capacities respectively. 

Dec 2023 airport forecast in Ireland

76. During January-September 2023, ferry passengers to and from the island of Ireland was at 95% of January-September 2019 levels.

This includes 89% for the Republic of Ireland and 102% for Northern Island.

Ireland Ferry Performance Jan-Sep 2023 vs Jan-Sep 201

Final Thoughts

The tourism sector in Ireland contributes to 5.4% of the island’s total GDP and this amount is only expected to rise from now on.

Since reaching 17.3 million overseas arrivals in 2022, there is reason to believe that interest in visiting Ireland for holidaying purposes will only grow, especially as the effects of the pandemic have subsided.

In spite of setbacks from Covid-19 and the dramatic fall in number of arrivals this past year, the natural and cultural appeal of Ireland will continue to impress!

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Seven Million People Visited Ireland In 2022

The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) has today issued its estimates for the volume of international visitor arrivals in 2022.

ITIC estimate that seven million international tourists came to Ireland this year, a 73 per cent recovery compared to the pre-pandemic peak of 2019.

Mainland Europe was the largest source market with 1.5 million high-spending North Americans also visiting the country. Although 2022 was better than anticipated, there is "significant anxiety about 2023 with cost inflation, a sharp reduction in tourism accommodation supply, and a potential VAT increase all worrying tourism leaders".

Estimates for next year range from a dip on this year’s performance to single digit growth. Air access and demand from key source markets look strong but economic headwinds globally, allied to cost inflation and supply constraints at home, make accurate forecasting challenging. ITIC estimate that a full tourism recovery to 2019 levels is not likely to be achieved until 2026.

Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, chairperson of ITIC, said: “2022 has thankfully been a stronger year than anticipated with pent-up demand, deferred bookings and accumulated savings all boosting business this year. It is vital that the sector returns to sustainable growth."

Economist Jim Power recently completed a report for ITIC into the economic rationale for retaining the 9 per cent VAT rate in lieu of the Government’s current plan to reinstate the 13.5 per cent from March 1st, 2023.

He estimated that the increase in VAT would add 4.1 per cent inflation to accommodation and food services and cost 24,000 jobs.

“Hopefully Minister McGrath heeds these warnings and quickly gives the industry certainty about the 9 per cent VAT rate going forward," said Ms Fitzgerald Kane.

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Fáilte Ireland Hotel Survey October 2023

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national and county (where available) level in October 2023.

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Fáilte Ireland Hotel Survey September 2023

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national and county (where available) level in September 2023.

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2023 Tourism Careers Research Update

Read the results of Fáilte Ireland's third iteration of its tourism and hospitality labour market research.

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Updated Overview of Government Contracted Beds - November 2023

November update on Government contracted accommodation bed stock in Ireland based on figures provided by Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

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The Summer 2023 Consumer Update Report

The report focuses on domestic tourism performance over the 2023 summer period, in terms of overnight stays and day trips. It also provides a view on future travel intentions in the short term.

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Fáilte Ireland Hotel Survey August 2023

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national and county (where available) level in August 2023.

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Air & Sea Access: Planned Capacity for Winter 2023/24

This update (as of November 2023) reports on planned capacity to the Republic of Ireland between November 2023 and March 2024 for both air and sea access.

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Fáilte Ireland Accommodation Occupancy Report Q3 2023

The Accommodation Occupancy Survey Q3 Report provides key performance data, unit and bed occupancy rates for non-hotel accommodation at a national and regional (where available) level from July to September 2023.

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Fáilte Ireland’s Report on Visitor Attractions 2022

Read the Visitor Attractions Survey Report 2022. This report provides a topline analysis of Visitor Attractions Performance in 2022 along with attendances at participating attractions.

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Fáilte Ireland Tourism Facts 2022

Key Tourism Facts 2022 is a collation of available key tourism performance data for the year 2022, with a strong focus on the domestic market.

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Fáilte Ireland Hotel Survey July 2023

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national and county (where available) level in July 2023.

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Fáilte Ireland Tourism Barometer September 2023

Fáilte Ireland carried out a survey of the industry in late August/early September 2023 to inform our evolving responses to the continuing challenges facing tourism. A summary of results is provided in the attached report.

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Fáilte Ireland Hotel Survey June 2023

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national and county (where available) level in June 2023.

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Fáilte Ireland Accommodation Occupancy Survey Q2 2023

The Accommodation Occupancy Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates of Guesthouses, Bed and Breakfasts, Self-catering properties, Hostels and Caravan/Campsites at a national and regional (where available) level in the second quarter of 2023.

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Fáilte Ireland Hotel Survey May 2023

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national and county (where available) level in May 2023.

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Update on Government Contracted Accommodation Stock

June update on Government contracted accommodation bed stock in Ireland based on figures provided by Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

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Fáilte Ireland Hotel Survey April 2023

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national and county (where available) level in April 2023.

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Fáilte Ireland Hotel Survey March 2023

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, Room and Bed Occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national and county (where available) level in March 2023.

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Air & Sea Access: Planned Capacity for Summer 2023

This update (as of June 2023) reports on planned capacity to the Republic of Ireland between April and October 2023 for both air and sea access.

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Fáilte Ireland Hotel Survey February 2023

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national and county (where available) level in February 2023.

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Fáilte Ireland Hotel Survey January 2023

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national and county (where available) level in January 2023.

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Fáilte Ireland Accommodation Occupancy Survey Q1 2023

The Accommodation Occupancy Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates of Guesthouses, Bed and Breakfasts, Self-catering properties, and Hostels at a national and regional (where available) level in the first three months of 2023.

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Irish Resident Travel by County 2022

The Central Statistics Office published the Household Travel Survey Quarter 4 and Year 2022 in April 2023. The survey includes estimates of trips, nights and average length of stay of Irish Residents analysed by main county visited. This report summarises this data along with estimates generated by Fáilte Ireland of domestic tourism revenue by county.

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Winter 2022/23 Consumer Update

This report explores what domestic travel and winter looked like for the 2022/2023 winter period, along with taking a deep dive in city break behaviour and consumer motivations for taking them. It also casts an eye to macro factors influencing domestic and overseas travel for the months ahead, and their potential implications.

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Fáilte Ireland Tourism Barometer May 2023

Fáilte Ireland carried out a survey of the industry in late April/early May 2023 to inform our evolving responses to the continuing challenges facing tourism. A summary of results is provided in the attached report.

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Accommodation Supply Dashboard

Interactive dashboard of registered and approved accommodation stock in the Republic of Ireland (as of March 2023).

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Fáilte Ireland Accommodation Occupancy Survey 2022

The Accommodation Occupancy Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates of Guesthouses, Bed and Breakfasts, Self-catering properties, Hostels and Caravan & Camping sites at a national and regional (where available) level in 2022.

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Fáilte Ireland Hotel Survey December 2022

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national and county (where available) level in December 2022.

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Fáilte Ireland Hotel Survey November 2022

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national and county (where available) level in November 2022.

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Domestic Travel Behaviour Consumer Update

This report explores what domestic travel looked like in the first half and into Summer 2022, along with assessing satisfaction of breaks and value for money, and taking a deep dive into the visitor experience for accommodation. It also explored intended behaviours for the remainder of 2022, with an eye to macro factors influencing domestic and overseas travel and their implications.

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Fáilte Ireland Hotel Survey October 2022

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national and county (where available) level in October 2022.

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Fáilte Ireland Tourism Barometer December 2022

Fáilte Ireland carried out a survey of the industry in late November/early December 2022 to inform our evolving responses to the continuing challenges facing tourism. A summary of results is provided in the attached report.

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Fáilte Ireland Accommodation Occupancy Survey July-September 2022

The Accommodation Occupancy Survey report provides key performance data, unit and guest occupancy rates of non-hotel accommodation, at a national and regional (where available) level in Q3 2022. The survey includes, Bed and Breakfasts, Guesthouses, Hostels, Self-Catering and Caravan and Campsite properties.

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Fáilte Ireland’s Report on Visitor Attractions 2019-2021

Read the Visitor Attractions Survey Report covering the period 2019 to 2021 and detailed results for 2021. This report covers the peak years of the Covid pandemic and as a result, attendances at many attractions differed significantly from previous years.

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Fáilte Ireland Hotel Survey September 2022

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national and county (where available) level in September 2022.

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Sustainable Tourism in Ireland - Understanding the opportunity

While tourism audiences are more sustainability-minded than the general public, they don’t yet know what sustainable travel means. This research identifies future-facing sustainable travel experiences that could help bridge the say-do gap and motivate people to make sustainable trip choices.

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Fáilte Ireland Hotel Survey August 2022

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national and county (where available) level in August 2022.

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2022 Tourism Careers Research Update

Read Fáilte Ireland's comprehensive research into the tourism and hospitality labour market.

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Fáilte Ireland Accommodation Occupancy Survey April-June 2022

The Accommodation Occupancy Survey report provides key performance data, unit and guest occupancy rates of non-hotel accommodation, at a national and regional (where available) level in Q2. The survey includes, Bed and Breakfasts, Guesthouses, Hostels, Self-Catering and Caravan and Campsite properties.

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Hotel Sector Review

Read the Autumn 2022 edition of the Hotel Sector Review for the latest analysis on the sector’s performance and future outlook.

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Fáilte Ireland Tourism Barometer September 2022

Fáilte Ireland carried out a survey of the industry in late August/early September 2022 to inform our evolving responses to the continuing challenges facing tourism. A summary of results is provided in the attached report.

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Fáilte Ireland Hotel Survey July 2022

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national and county (where available) level in July 2022.

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Fáilte Ireland Hotel Survey June 2022

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national and county (where available) level in June 2022.

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Domestic Trips, Nights and Revenue by County 2019 and 2021

The Central Statistics Office published the Household Travel Survey Quarter 4 and Year 2021 in May 2022. The survey includes estimates of trips, nights and average length of stay of Irish Residents analysed by main county visited. This report summarises this and 2019 data along with estimates generated by Fáilte Ireland of domestic tourism revenue by county.

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Winter 2021/22 Review

This report explores what domestic travel and Winter looked like in 2021, along with taking a deep dive in city break behaviour over the Winter period and consumer motivations for taking them. It also looks at how we can look forward and prepare for the Summer, with an eye to macro factors influencing domestic and overseas travel and their implications.

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Fáilte Ireland Accommodation Occupancy Survey January-March 2022

The Accommodation Occupancy Survey report provides key performance data, unit and guest occupancy rates of non-hotel accommodation, at a national and regional (where available) level in Q2. The survey includes, Bed and Breakfasts, Guesthouses, Hostels and Self-Catering properties.

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Fáilte Ireland Accommodation Occupancy Survey August-December 2021

The Accommodation Occupancy Survey report provides key performance data, unit and guest occupancy rates of non-hotel accommodation, at a national and regional (where available) level between August and December 2021. The survey includes, Bed and Breakfasts, Caravan and Campsites, Guesthouses, Hostels and Self-Catering properties.

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Read the Spring 2022 edition of the Hotel Sector Review for the latest analysis on the sector’s performance and future outlook

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Visitor Numbers to Attractions Dashboard

Interactive dashboard of visitor numbers to attractions, based on Fáilte Ireland’s Annual Visitor Attractions Survey.

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Tourism Careers: Labour Research 2022

Read Fáilte Ireland's most comprehensive research into the tourism and hospitality labour market.

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September 2021: CP&I – Consumer Update

Updated data for September shows intention for domestic summer trips satisfied the majority of travellers.

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Recruitment challenges: a survey of tourism businesses

This report outlines results of a survey that was conducted with tourism businesses to analyse recruitment challenges in the industry.

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July 2021: CP&I – Consumer Update

Updated data for July shows that, aligned with trends seen in 2020, domestic trip intentions have begun to decline post summer season.

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Future Consumer Trends - July 2021

This report highlights eight key consumer trends to watch for in the short, medium and long term, along with five key travel trends...

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June 2021: CP&I – Consumer Update

Updated data for June shows that the initial spike in domestic trip intentions resulting from the Government’s announcement of accelerated easing of Covid-19 restrictions has abated...

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Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands Tourism Facts 2019

Find key statistics about tourism in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands

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Gardens Consumer Appeal

Just under half of the core target express strong interest in visiting gardens when on holiday. Find out more about consumer motivations for visiting gardens...

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Dublin Tourism Facts 2019

Find key statistics about tourism in Dublin

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Ireland’s Ancient East Tourism Facts 2019

Find key statistics about tourism in Ireland’s Ancient East

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Wild Atlantic Way Tourism Facts 2019

Find key statistics about tourism along the Wild Atlantic Way

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May 2021: CP&I – Consumer Update

Updated data for May shows that directly after Government announcements on easing Covid-19 restrictions intent for travel rose significantly...

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April 2021: CP&I – Consumer Update

Find out more about consumer's domestic trip intentions, popular destinations and how time and distance travelled are key elements influencing destination choice...

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Updated data for April shows that lack of clarity and confidence are impacting consumer decisions. Find out more about what is influencing their decision making in 2021.

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March 2021: CP&I – Consumer Update

The updated figures from February 2021 (inclusive) give further insights into consumer holiday booking behaviour in 2020.

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February 2021: COVID-19 Consumer Sentiment Behaviour

The data for 2020 has enabled us to set new benchmarks from which we will be assessing the 2021 data, insights and consumer sentiment...

Key Tourism Facts 2019 [pdf, 2.9mb]

Key Tourism Facts 2019 provides Fáilte Ireland’s estimates of overseas tourists’ and holidaymakers’ performance in 2019.

Targeting French Holidaymakers [pdf, 691kb]

France is an important market for Ireland. Learn more about how best to target and position Ireland to this market.

Targeting British Holidaymakers [pdf, 691kb]

Britain is a key source market for Ireland. Learn more about how best to target to this market who often consider Ireland as an extension of their domestic market.

Targeting US Holidaymakers [pdf, 691kb]

America is an important market for Ireland. Learn more about how best to target this market and what motivates travel.

Targeting German Holidaymakers [pdf, 691kb]

Germany is an important market for Ireland. Learn more about how best to target this market and what differentiates Ireland.

Impact of the VAT Reduction on Irish Tourism and Tourism Employment [pdf, 1.9MB]

The report shows that Ireland’s value for money rating improved significantly following the VAT cut in 2011 - with the initiative resulting in lower prices than would otherwise have been the case as well as generating additional activity and employment.

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  1. Failte Ireland

    Domestic Trips, Nights and Revenue by County 2019 and 2021 The Central Statistics Office published the Household Travel Survey Quarter 4 and Year 2021 in May 2022. The survey includes estimates of trips, nights and average length of stay of Irish Residents analysed by main county visited.

  2. Tourism, Transport & Travel Statistical Yearbook of Ireland 2020 ...

    Of this €5,101 million, 60.3% was spent by overseas travellers for holiday/leisure/recreation purposes, 17.8% by those travelling to visit friends and relatives, 14.1% by business travellers and the remaining 7.8% by those travelling for 'Other' reasons. Interactive table: StatBank TMA08

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  4. 2023 Reports

    It is estimated that €5.3 billion will have been spent by international visitors while visiting Ireland in 2023 with 254,000 people working in the sector making it the country's largest indigenous industry and biggest regional employer.

  5. 75+ Interesting Ireland Travel & Tourism Statistics (Latest 2024 Data)

    75+ Interesting Ireland Travel & Tourism Statistics (Latest 2024 Data) Written By: Bradley Williams Last Updated: January 4, 2024 Here's a look at the most up-to-date Ireland travel statistics currently available. Learn who visits Ireland, why, how much they spend, and much more!

  6. PDF Key Tourism Facts 2019

    Overseas tourists to Ireland in 2019 grew by 0.7% to 9.7 million. Overseas tourists from Britain grew by 0.2% while North America dipped slightly by -3.1%. This was offset by Mainland Europe recording growth of 2.8% and other long haul markets growing by 3.4% in 2019.

  7. PDF Key Tourism Facts 2022

    Footnote 1: Tourism Satellite Accounts in Europe - 2023 edition (europa.eu) - 2019 latest available estimate Footnote 2: Indecon Economic Consultants - Impact Assessment Model of the Economic Contribution of Tourism in Ireland (2023) Footnote 3: PRSI classes S (self-employed) & M (primarily pensioners) are excluded from the headcount.

  8. Tourism and Travel

    Total overseas tourism and travel expenditure exclusive of payments to Irish carriers grew 7.0%, from €1,223 million to €1,308 million, over the same periods. See table 10. 2019 Annual Results Overseas trips to Ireland: In 2019, a total of 10.808 million overseas trips were made to Ireland compared to 10.616 million trips in 2018 (+1.8%).

  9. Tourism & Transport

    Statistical Yearbook of Ireland 2021: Part 3 Travel, Agriculture, Environment and COVID-19 . Tourism . ... 1 The collection of Tourism Statistics at air and sea ports was suspended in March 2020, to protect CSO enumerators and the travelling public. As a result, the details of travel to Ireland classified by country of residence, which were ...

  10. PDF Focus on Tourism & Hospitality August 2020

    6Tourism Ireland, Overseas Visitor Facts and Figures, 2018. ... Ireland's tourism sector is deeply dependent on overseas visitors - accounting for 75% of overall tourism revenue. Only a proportion of this activity could expect to be offset by domestic tourism, which is expected to recover more quickly once containment measures ...

  11. Ireland

    Ireland estimates that domestic visitors represented over 85% of the country's total tourism economy in 2021. Domestic tourism is expected to account for between 50% and 60% of the tourism economy in 2022, with international tourism expected to track at approximately 75% of 2019 levels. The medium to long-term outlook indicates that tourism ...

  12. Ireland

    The central budget allocated to tourism amounted to EUR 134.3 million in 2018 rising to EUR 168.7 million in 2019. Of that figure, EUR 15.1 million is allocated to the Department, EUR 89.8 million to Fáilte Ireland and EUR 63.7 million to Tourism Ireland. These amounts do not include any local authority funds.

  13. Tourism in the Republic of Ireland

    Tourism in the Republic of Ireland is one of the biggest contributors to the economy of Ireland, with 9.0 million people visiting the country in 2017, about 1.8 times Ireland's population. [1] [2] Each year about €5.2bn in revenue is made from economic activities directly related to tourists, accounting for nearly 2% of GNP and employing over ...

  14. Seven million people visited Ireland in 2022

    27/12/2022 | 10:01 AM James Cox. The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) has today issued its estimates for the volume of international visitor arrivals in 2022. ITIC estimate that seven ...

  15. Travel and tourism's contribution to GDP Ireland 2022

    In 2022, the total contribution of travel and tourism to Ireland's gross domestic product (GDP) was roughly 6.3 percent lower than in 2019, the year prior to the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19 ...

  16. Tourism and Travel

    Visitors to Ireland and Northern Ireland. Air and Sea Travel Statistics. Intention to Travel Survey. Travel Behaviour Trends. Sustainable Mobility and Transport. Passenger Mobility and Road Safety. National Travel Survey. Impact of COVID-19 on Travel Behaviour. Inbound Tourism.

  17. Ireland Tourism Statistics 1995-2024

    Ireland tourism statistics for 2020 was 4,160,000,000.00, a 71.91% decline from 2019. Ireland tourism statistics for 2019 was 14,808,000,000.00, a 3.06% decline from 2018. Ireland tourism statistics for 2018 was 15,276,000,000.00, a 6.87% increase from 2017. Ireland tourism statistics for 2017 was 14,294,000,000.00, a 13% increase from 2016.

  18. Failte Ireland

    Facts and Figures Get the latest on tourism performance in Ireland and learn more about industry trends View tourism facts and figures Fáilte Focus Browse our curated library of both Fáilte Ireland research and the best third party reports and articles Visit Fáilte Focus Economic Analysis

  19. What can we expect from Irish tourism in 2023?

    In 2019, 2.13m US visitors came to Ireland generating €1.96 billion. Sustainability remains high on the tourism agenda for 2023 with increasing demand for more sustainable travel options ...

  20. Who visits Ireland? Tourism in Ireland explained by numbers

    The Who. According to Tourism Ireland Facts and Figures 2017, the Irish tourism market welcomed 10.6 million overseas visitors during 2017. This positively brought a sum of €5.6 billion to the Irish economy. According to Fáilte Ireland, other aspects of tourism (domestic tourism, for example) surmounted to a whopping total of €8.8 billion ...

  21. Tourism Ireland

    Tourism Ireland ( Irish: Turasóireacht Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Tourism Airlan [1] or Reengin Airlann) [2] is the marketing body responsible for marketing the island of Ireland overseas. Tourism Ireland was established as one of "six areas of co-operation" under the framework of the 1998 Belfast Agreement and became operational in January 2002.

  22. Failte Ireland

    Print Page Regional facts and figures Rss Feed Irish Resident Travel by County 2022 The Central Statistics Office published the Household Travel Survey Quarter 4 and Year 2022 in April 2023. The survey includes estimates of trips, nights and average length of stay of Irish Residents analysed by main county visited.

  23. Tourism Ireland Media Room- NEWS RELEASES

    Tourism Ireland's activity to inspire US travellers to visit Ireland in 2024 will include: Tourism Ireland's 'Fill your heart with Ireland' campaign will be expanded and will focus on passion points (e.g., built heritage, soft adventure, views and landscapes) and on enhanced Wild Atlantic Way content in support of its 10th anniversary.

  24. Disposable income per person highest in Dublin in 2021

    New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that on a county-by-county basis, Dublin had the highest level of disposable income per person at €27,958. The lowest disposable income in the ...

  25. Failte Ireland

    Fáilte Ireland's Report on Visitor Attractions 2019-2021. Read the Visitor Attractions Survey Report covering the period 2019 to 2021 and detailed results for 2021. This report covers the peak years of the Covid pandemic and as a result, attendances at many attractions differed significantly from previous years.