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26 Sep 2013

Tourism Ireland comment on CSO figures for overseas visitors for the period June-August 2013

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Today’s figures from the CSO for June to August are very strong, showing growth from almost all of our markets worldwide. We are seeing record growth this year from North America (+20% for the three-month period); and from our long-haul markets (+17.6%) – with Australia and New Zealand in particular driving that growth (+19.7%). It is also really encouraging to see a return to growth in visitors from Great Britain for this period (almost +5%). Mainland Europe is also playing its part in growing tourism business from overseas this year, with good increases in particular from markets like Germany (+12%), the Nordic countries (+12%) and Benelux (+11.5%). 

“Our autumn campaign is now in full swing – we have a really extensive programme in place between now and the end of the year, targeting late-season travellers around the world, to keep this momentum going. The period September to December traditionally yields as much as 30% of overseas tourism business.” 

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