February visitor numbers from Britain down 14.2pc since Brexit referendum

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  • Visitor numbers from Britain down 14.2pc since Brexit referendum
  • USA leads growth by rate, Europe growth by numbers

Padraig Dalton of CSO

Figures from the Central Statistics Office indicate the number of visitors from Britain in February has declined by 14.2pc since February 2016 as the uncertainty of Brexit digs into Irish tourism figures. The number of visitors from Britain is down 2.0pc since February 2018.

The total number of trips to Ireland by overseas residents increased by 2.7pc to 590,700 ­. While Britain was down 2.0pc to 258,100 mainland Europe was up 3.4pc to 208,900, USA and Canada up 9.0pc to 86,800 and other areas up 22.6% to 36,900. 

The total number of overseas trips made by Irish residents during February 2019 increased by 13.0pc to 556,300. 

  • See details from CSO here.

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