Published on Thursday10thAugust2017

Tourism Ireland Report 4.2% growth in overseas visitors to Ireland

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Joan O"Shaughnessy, Chairman of Tourism Ireland; Tourism Minister Shane Ross and Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland at the mid-year review of overseas tourism

Official CSO figures for the first half of 2017 confirm growth of +4.2% in overseas visitors to Ireland, 182,000 arrivals more than the record first half of 2016.

At today's mid-year review of overseas tourism, Tourism Minister Shane Ross and Tourism Ireland CEO, Niall Gibbons, confirmed that this growth has come from North America, Mainland Europe and Australia and Developing Markets.

Minister Ross and Niall Gibbons outlined what has contributed to the tourism growth so far this year and, more importantly, what will help build on the growth and address the areas of decline to year end and into 2018.