Daily Archives: December 12, 2019

CSO figures confirm weaker picture

CSO figures confirm weaker picture Today’s figures from the CSO confirm that we welcomed almost 8.4 million overseas tourists to Ireland during January-September 2019 – up +1% on the same period in 2018. Revenue from overseas tourists in the same period was almost €4.1 billion – this was flat on 2018. The figures confirm that 2019 has been a very mixed experience for Irish tourism.

You can read our full statement here.

Last week, we launched our new three year-strategy for 2020-2022 and our marketing plans to promote the island of Ireland overseas next year. The aim, given a fair wind, is to grow overseas tourism revenue to €6.54 billion (+13%) and visitor numbers to 12 million (+7%), by 2022.

Click on Industry Opportunities to see how you can get involved in our activities overseas.