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Irish Residents Took 5.7m Domestic Overnight Trips In 2021

By Dave Simpson

According to the Household Travel Survey Quarter 4 and Year 2021 from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), Irish residents took 5.7 million domestic overnight trips last year.

Trips And Bed Nights

In a statement published on its website, the CSO noted that Irish residents took 5.7 million domestic overnight trips last year, which was a 26.7% year-on-year decrease.

Said trips resulted in close to 18 million bed nights, 22.9% of which were in hotel accommodation.

Expenditure

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Total expenditure on domestic trips last year was €1.3 billion, €998 million of which was spent on holidays and €176 million of which was spent on visits to friends or family.

Expenditure on holidays last year decreased by 25.3% when compared to 2019, and expenditure on visits to friends and family decreased by 52.5%.

Q4 2021

Irish residents took 1.6 million domestic overnight trips during the fourth quarter of last year, which was a 39.6% year-on-year increase, and said trips resulted in close to four million bed nights and expenditure of €315 million, according to the CSO.

Outbound Trips

The CSO also noted that Irish residents took close to 2.3 million outbound overnight trips last year, resulting in more than 17 million bed nights and an expenditure figure of a little less than €2 billion.

Additionally, the CSO stated that the number of outbound trips taken by Irish residents decreased by 3.7%, year on year, last year.

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