Visitors from Britain in March down 5.49p on pre Brexit levels

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  • Visitor numbers are up 3.3pc to 784,700
  • Britain trails 2018 total

Padraig Dalton of CSO

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.

 

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