Tourism Facts

Department/Agency

Failte Ireland

Key information

Expenditure by overseas visitors; the number of tourists and expenditure classified by their country of departure and destination in Ireland; tourists' expenditure by the type of expenditure; the number of tourists by month of arrival, method of arrival, activities and reason for visit; the number of bednights by type of accommodation. Overseas holidaymakers classified by their country of departure, type of holiday, source of information and websites used; characteristics of overseas holidaymakers including age and social class. The number of domestic trips and expenditure classified by the travel reason; accommodation bednights used by domestic holidaymakers by type of accommodation; seasonality, length of stay and activities of domestic holidaymakers. The number of accommodation premises and rooms available and occupancy rate classified by type of accommodation.

Source

The CSO's Country of Residence Survey (CRS), Fáilte Ireland's Survey of Overseas Travellers (SOT), Failte Ireland's Visitor Attitudes Survey, Failte Ireland Occupancy Surveys, Gulliver online reservation service, and the Northern Ireland Passenger Survey (NIPS).

Scope

All overseas and domestic tourism activity in the Republic of Ireland.

Frequency

Annual

Reference period

Calendar year

Start date

2003

Timeliness

About six months after the end of the reference year

Classifications

  • Visitor origin
    Britain; Mainland Europe (Germany; France; Italy; Netherlands; Belgium; Denmark; Sweden; Spain; Poland; Czech Republic; Austria; Switzerland; Other Europe); North America (USA; Canada); Rest of World (Australia; New Zealand; Japan; Other Asia; Africa; South/Central America); Northern Ireland; Domestic trips.
  • Visitor revenue origin
    Britain; Mainland Europe (Germany; France; Italy; Netherlands; Belgium; Denmark; Sweden; Spain; Poland; Czech Republic; Austria; Switzerland; Other Europe); North America (USA; Canada); Rest of World (Australia; New Zealand; Japan; Other Asia; Africa; South/Central America); Northern Ireland; Domestic trips.
  • Visitor revenue origin
    Britain; Mainland Europe (Germany; France; Italy; Netherlands; Other Europe); North America; Other overseas; Northern Ireland; Overseas same-day visits; Carrier Receipts; Domestic trips.
  • Region
    Dublin; East & Midlands; South-East; South-West; Shannon; West; North-West.
  • Expenditure
    Bed & board; Other food & drink; Sightseeing/entertainment; Internal transport; Shopping; Miscellaneous.
  • Travel route
    Air (From Britain; From mainland Europe; Transatlantic); Sea (From Britain; From mainland Europe); Via Northern Ireland.
  • Travel accommodation
    Hotels; Guesthouses/B&Bs; Rented; Caravan & camping; Hostels; Friends/relatives; Other.
  • Travel accommodation (premises)
    Hotels; Guesthouses; Farmhouses and town & country homes; Self-Catering; University accommodation; Hostels.
  • Activities (domestic visitors)
    National parks; Watersports; Houses/castles; Hiking/walking; Visits to spas; Gardens; Heritage/interpretive centres; Museums/art galleries; Golf; Angling; Cycling; Equestrian pursuits.
  • Travel reason
    Holiday; Visit friends/relatives; Business; Other.
  • Holiday type
    Hired car; Touring; Dublin break; Youth budget.
  • Age
    25 years; 25-34; 35-44; 45+ years.
  • Social class
    Managerial/professional (AB); White collar (C1); Skilled worker (C2); Unskilled worker (DE).

Theme

Business Sectors - Tourism and Travel

Page Created

2009-07-16

Page Modified

2017-06-28

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