Overseas Trips by Irish Residents Decrease by 1.5%

Overseas Trips by Irish Residents Decrease by 1.5%

The total number of overseas trips made by Irish residents during the period April – June 2012 decreased by 1.5% to 1,727,500, according to the latest Overseas Travel report from the Central Statistics Office – but was still higher than the 1,673,100 recorded for April – June 2010.

However, the figure for January – June 2012 was 2,962,200 trips, down from 3,019,400 in the first half of 2011, 3,112,300 in 2010, and 3,439,300 in 2009 – thus decreasing by almost 14% over the past three years.

Overseas Travel April - June 2012

The total number of trips to Ireland during April – June 2012 increased by 0.7% to 1,817,300 – an overall increase of 12,300 compared to the same period 12 months earlier.

Trips by residents of Britain to Ireland decreased by 3.4% to 735,200. The number of visitors from North America increased by 0.6% to 305,700. Visitors from European countries other than Britain (Other Europe) increased by 3.8% to 672,400, while visitors from Other Areas increased by 11.9% to 104,000.

The total number of trips (Irish residents’ trips overseas plus trips to Ireland) in the period April to June 2012 decreased by 0.4% to 3,544,700 when compared with the same period 12 months earlier. The period April to June 2011 saw an increase of 10.7% from the corresponding period in 2010.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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