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CSO statistical release, 26 April 2018, 11am

Overseas Travel

March 2018

     
 Irish Residents' Trips Overseas   Trips to Ireland by Area of Residence
  Trips to Ireland Great Britain Other EuropeUSA and CanadaOther Areas
   
March 2016567,900 702,700 300,800248,400116,40037,100
March 2017553,300 720,000 310,500248,500126,80034,100
March 2018558,600 759,800 293,300269,700158,20038,700
Jan - Mar 20161,477,700 1,784,700 851,400599,600238,20095,500
Jan - Mar 20171,568,700 1,796,100 796,100595,900293,400110,800
Jan - Mar 20181,599,100 1,920,700 798,300678,300331,600112,500

Trips to Ireland increased by 5.5% in March 2018

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In March 2018, the total number of trips to Ireland by overseas residents increased by 5.5% to 759,800 - an overall increase of 39,800 compared to twelve months earlier.  See tables 1 and 2.

Trips by residents of Great Britain decreased by 5.5% to 293,300 while trips by residents of European Countries other than Great Britain (Other Europe) increased by 8.5% to 269,700.  Trips by residents of USA and Canada to Ireland increased by 24.8% to 158,200 while trips to Ireland from Other Areas increased by 13.5% to 38,700. See tables 1 and 2.

The total number of overseas trips made by Irish residents during March 2018 increased by 1.0% to 558,600.  See tables 1 and 2.

The total number of trips (Irish residents’ trips overseas plus trips to Ireland) in March 2018 increased by 3.6% to 1,318,500 when compared to twelve months earlier.  See tables 1 and 2.

In the three months to the end of March 2018, the total number of trips to Ireland increased by 6.9% when compared with the same period in 2017.  Irish residents' trips overseas during the same period increased by 1.9%.  See tables 3 and 4.