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Tourism Ireland’s aim is to grow overseas tourism revenue this year to EUR6 billion Tourism Ireland’s aim is to grow overseas tourism revenue this year to EUR6 billion

Tourism Ireland Welcomes 7.8 Percent Growth in Visitors

Overseas visitor numbers to Ireland increased by almost eight percent during the January-July period, which saw 436,000 additional overseas arrivals when compared to the first seven months of 2017.

Commenting on figures published by the Central Statistics Office for overseas arrivals for January to July, Niall Gibbons, CEO, Tourism Ireland, revealed, “This was the best ever month of July for Irish tourism, with more than 1.16 million arrivals.”

Particularly welcome in today’s figures is the continued strong performance from North America, with an increase of 13.5 percent. Tourism Ireland has also seen results from Mainland Europe, up by 10.6 percent on January-July 2017, with particularly strong performances from Germany (up 20 percent) and Italy (up 15.5 percent). Tourism Ireland has prioritised North America and Mainland Europe, as markets which offer a strong return on investment, in terms of holiday visitors and expenditure.