Date Last Updated: 12-04-2018
To provide country of residence analyses of arriving and departing overseas travellers into and out of Ireland.
All overseas travel into and out of Ireland by Irish Residents and Non Residents. However, travel by residents of Northern Ireland into or out of the Republic of Ireland and domestic travel within the Republic of Ireland is excluded.
A sample of sailings and flights is selected and a systematic sample of passengers on each is surveyed. On the selected sailings/flights, a 1 in 5 systematic sample of passengers is selected and their country of residence is recorded. Sample results are grossed up to total passenger numbers provided by the airports and ferry companies.
2016 - 2018 on StatBank (monthly), 2008 - 2017 on StatBank (quarterly and annual), 2000 - 2018 in Statistical Releases (monthly and three month rolling series).
The sample size for the Overseas Travel release in respect of February 2018 was just below 34,500 passengers.
Overseas Trips to Ireland by Area of Residence, Irish Residents' Trips Overseas.
Failte Ireland, Tourism Ireland, National Accounts, Balance of Payments, Eurostat, Government, Economists, Academics.