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CSO Figures Show Tourism Is Up 8% in H1

Published on Oct 17 2013 10:56 AM in General Industry

CSO Figures Show Tourism Is Up 8% in H1

The Central Statistics Office revealed that there is a rise in overseas tourism. The latest figures show that there has been earnings of over 8% in the tourism industry for the first half of the year. This year there has been a record growth in visitors from the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

On top of the scrapping of the 3 euro travel tax, the tourism industry is sure to prosper in Ireland next year.

“Our autumn campaign is now in full swing – we have a really extensive programme in place between now and the end of the year, targeting late-season travellers around the world. Prospects and sentiment for 2014 are positive; and upcoming tourism sales missions with our tourism partners from around Ireland – to the United States, China and South Africa – will seek to keep this momentum going and build on the positive legacy of 2013.” says CEO of Tourism Ireland, Niall Gibbons. 

 

© 2013 - Hospitality Ireland Magazine  by Enda Dowling

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