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Majority of visitors come here from Britain
The Ring of Kerry

28 Mar 2024 / ireland Print

Majority of February visitors came from Britain

Of the 433,300 foreign visitors who departed Ireland on overseas routes in February 2024, 45.9% were from Great Britain, 10.8% were from the United States, and 6.5% were from Spain or Portugal.

Central Statistics Office (CSO) inbound tourism figures for February show the most frequent reason (36.5%) for travelling to Ireland was for visiting family and friends.

In total there were 2,669,000 visitor nights in the country.

The estimated expenditure of foreign visitors on their trips to Ireland was €374.4 million.

6.2-night average stay

The visitors stayed on average 6.2 nights and spent on average €864 on their trips.

CSO statistician Gregg Patrick said: “The results show that among the 1,288,500 passengers departing Ireland on overseas routes in February 2024, some 433,300 (33.6%) were foreign visitors completing their trips (with the balance being Irish residents heading abroad (59.1%) and foreign same-day visitors (7.3%).”

More of the visitors stayed primarily in hotels (47.3%) than in any other accommodation type, and the mean cost of their visit was €864 comprising €209 on fare, €18 on prepayments, €264 on accommodation, and €373 on day-to-day expenditure.

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