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Irish Residents Took 3.4m Domestic Overnight Trips In Q2

By Dave Simpson

According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), Irish residents took 3.4 million domestic overnight trips during the second quarter of this year.

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The number of domestic overnight trips taken by Irish residents in Q2 2022 was over triple the number taken during the same quarter last year, when 1.0 million trips were taken, according to statement published on CSO.ie, which also noted that total expenditure on domestic overnight trips during Q2 2022 was €762 million, with those on holidays spending €482 million of that figure, while those visiting friends or relatives spent €117 million. The number of outbound overnight trips taken during Q2 2022 by Irish residents was 2.2 million, with total expenditure being €2.3 billion. This information includes ‘same-day visit’ data for the first time and reveals that the number of domestic same-day visits taken during the first half of this year was 6.6 million.

Statement By Statistician

The statement published on CSO.ie quoted a statistician in the tourism and travel division, Brendan Curtin, as saying, “The figures provide information on domestic and international travel by Irish residents in the months of April, May and June [Q2] 2022. When combined with results from January to March [Q1] 2022, the data demonstrates the ongoing recovery in travel after the disruption caused by Covid-19 restrictions. The number of domestic overnight trips taken in the first half of 2022 was 12% higher than in the same period in pre-pandemic 2019, while the total number of outbound overnight trips remained lower [-24%].

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“This release also includes data on ‘same-day visits’ for the first time. In the period January to June 2022, Irish residents took 6.6 million domestic same-day visits and 0.6 million outbound same-day visits. Expenditure amounted to €344 million on domestic same-day visits and €51 million on outbound same-day visits in the first half of 2022,” Curtin added.

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