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Overseas Trips Down 4.2% in 2011

Overseas Trips Down 4.2% in 2011

Irish residents made 6.3 million overseas trips in 2011, a decrease of 4.2% over 2010, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. A total of 6.5 million trips were made to Ireland, up from 6.0 million in 2010.

CSO Figures

The total number of overseas trips made by Irish residents in the period October – December 2011 decreased by 0.9% to 1,311,000.

Trips to Ireland in the last quarter decreased by 3.2% to 1,369,700, an overall decrease of 44,600 compared to the same period 12 months earlier.

Trips by residents of North America to Ireland decreased by 12.5% to 176,200, while trips by residents of Other Areas decreased by 5.8% to 73,600. Visitors from European Countries other than Britain decreased by 2.6% to 464,700, while visitors from Britain decreased by 0.4% to 655,200.

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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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