Good News for Overseas Tourism Continues


Tourism Ireland has welcomed today’s continuing good news for tourism from overseas.

Figures from the CSO confirm an excellent start to 2016, with growth of +16% for February-April 2016.

Today’s stats from NISRA confirm that 2015 was also a record year for tourism for Northern Ireland, with growth of +10%, to almost 2 million overseas visitors last year.

Welcoming the news, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Today’s CSO figures confirm that tourism is off to an excellent start this year, with overseas visitors up +16% in the period February to April and growth from all overseas market areas.

“Figures published by NISRA today confirm that 2015 was also a record year for overseas tourism to Northern Ireland, with full-year growth of +10% and overseas tourism revenue up +8% to £484 million.”

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