- A million lost tourists to Ireland inbound
- N America growth mass Britain fall
The annual tourism figures from the Central Statistics Office show just how disastrous the Brexit episode has been for Irish tourism.
Th annual figure for Britain is still 3.5pc behind pre-Brexit referendum, even with that tiny growth in 2018 and 2019. Prior to that we saw annual growth of 6pc, 8pc, 10pc and 12pc from Britain.
In the three pre-referendum years to 2016, Irish inbound tourism from Britain increased by 37pc. In the three years since, they declined by 3.5pc.
A sustained increase on the same level would have delivered a million extra British tourists and €300m in extra revenue,
The projection is not fanciful. Europe increased by 25pc over the past three years. North America by 57pc.
|Total visitors (26 counties)||10,807,500|
|5 year change||42.12|
|3 year change||14.15|
|2 year change||8.81|
|1 year change||1.8|
|Britain 5 year||19.72|
|Britain 3 year||-3.48|
|Britain 2 year||1.58|
|Britain 1 year||0.76|
|Europe 5 year||48.22|
|Europe 3 year||18.42|
|Europe 2 year||12.28|
|Europe 1 year||2.56|
|N America 5 year||81.58|
|N America 3 year||33.43|
|N America 2 year||14.8|
|N America 1 year||1.2|
|Outbound 5 year||35.3|
|Outbound 3 year||19.04|
|Outbound 2 year||11.03|
|Outbound 1 year||6.5|
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