2016 was a record year for overseas visitors from Germany to the island of Ireland. Germany is one of the world’s largest outbound travel markets and the third most important source of visitors to the island of Ireland.
Recent results published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) confirm that German visitors spent €386 million in Ireland in 2016. German visitors to Ireland grew by +2% to almost 620,000 in 2016 – an additional 15,000 German visitors to Ireland when compared to 2015.
Germany is the third most important source of visitors to the island of Ireland.
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. No breakdown for German visitors is currently available.
German visitors stay an average of almost 10 nights here and almost one-in-ten stay for 15 nights or more.