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Tourism Ireland also welcomed a 10.2 percent increase in arrivals from Mainland Europe, compared to January – June 2017 Tourism Ireland also welcomed a 10.2 percent increase in arrivals from Mainland Europe, compared to January – June 2017

Tourism Ireland Welcomes Overseas Visitor Growth

Tourism Ireland welcomed growth of 6.7 percent in overseas visitors for January – June this year.

Commenting on figures published by Central Statistics Office Ireland (CSO) for overseas arrivals, Niall Gibbons, CEO, Tourism Ireland, said the increase translated to 307,000 additional overseas arrivals when compared with the first six months of 2017.

“And, while it is encouraging that this was the best ever month of June for Irish tourism, with more than one million arrivals, there has been a slowdown in the rate of growth in June (3.4 percent),” he added.

Gibbons said the 10.7 percent increase in arrivals from North America was particularly welcome, noting factors are working in favour included more airline seats than ever before being available, from more gateways across the US and Canada.