Great Britain continues to be a very important market for tourism to the island of Ireland, delivering 42% of all overseas visitors and around 24% of all overseas tourism revenue. Its contribution to the regional tourism economy and to season extension objectives are also significant, with 45% of British visitors arriving between October and March. The Great Britain market delivered €1.4 billion to the economies of the island in 2018 and 4.75 million visitors to the island of Ireland in 2018.
Great Britain delivers 42% of all overseas visitors and around 24% of all overseas tourism revenue to the island.
British visitors to Ireland grew by +1% to 3.48 million in 2018, when compared to the previous year. However, revenue from British visitors dropped by -2% to €1 billion, compared to 2017.
Visitor revenue from Great Britain to Northern Ireland increased by +3% to £327 million and visitors from Britain to Northern Ireland grew by +2% to 1.42 million, when compared to the same period.