- Visitor numbers are up 3.3pc to 784,700
- Britain trails 2018 total
Central Statistics Office travel figures show that visits from Britain for March were down 5.49pc on pre Brexit levels in 2016, and 3.07pc down on the 2018 total.
March 2018 included Easter, March 2019 did not.
Overall visitor numbers are up 3.3pc to 784,700 while as the number of British tourists fell by to 284,300 while trips from other European countries rose by 7.3pc to 289,500.
Rolling annual inbound is 11,482,000, up 6.55pc on last year. Year to date is up 5.52pc.
Irish residents made 1.73m trips overseas in January to March, up 8pc on January-March 2018, still 16.58pc shy of the peak of 2,070,500 outbound in January to March 2008 and 7.27pc short of ten years ago. It is 14.3pc of the lowest point, 1,510,600n in Q1 2014.
. Year to date outbound visitors are approaching levels last seen in 2008, when we made 1.76m overseas trips in the first three months. March overseas trips reached 634,000, up 13.5pc. Rolling annual outbound is 8,962,900, up 8pc on 2028 and 186.88pc on 2016.
Latest posts by Travel Extra (see all)
- Ryanair up 8pc in August, set to become Europe’s first 150m pa airline - September 3, 2019
- EL AL to fly Dublin to Tel Aviv 3w year round from May 26 - August 28, 2019
- Ryanair growth rate back to 9pc after year of falters with record 14.8m passengers in July - August 6, 2019
- Superbreak and Laterooms ceases trading - August 1, 2019
- Ryanair turns on Boeing as quarterly profits dip by a quarter - July 29, 2019