The Canadian market has performed strongly for tourism to the island of Ireland in recent years. Ireland is now the seventh most popular European destination for Canadian travellers, in a growing outbound market. Canadian visitors are highly prized as they tend to stay longer, spend more and visit more of the regions of Ireland than the average visitor.
In 2018, 244,000 Canadians visited the island of Ireland (+8% on 2017), spending €227 million (+2%). And, holiday visitor numbers from Canada have more than doubled over the last five years – from 72,000 in 2013 to around 166,000 in 2018.
Canadian holiday visitor numbers to the island of Ireland more than doubled from 2013 to 2018.
Visitors from Canada to Ireland grew by +10% in 2018 to 224,000, when compared to the previous year.
Canadian visitors to Northern Ireland grew by +8% to 66,000, when compared to the same period in 2017.