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Belgium

2016 was the fourth consecutive year of growth for Belgian visitors to the island of Ireland. 

Recent results published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) confirm that arrivals from Belgium to Ireland increased by +5% to more than 135,000 in 2016.

Results for the first nine months of 2016 from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) suggest that visitor revenue from Mainland Europe to Northern Ireland increased by +11% to £80 million when compared to the same period in 2015 and Mainland European visitors to Northern Ireland grew by +14% to over 270,000 during the same period.