Irish Residents Took Close To 1m Domestic Trips In Q2 2021, Says CSO
Irish residents took close to one million domestic trips in the second quarter of 2021, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
As reported by rte.ie, new figures from the CSO have shown a big increase in the number of trips made in Ireland in the second quarter of 2021 when compared to the same period last year.
However, the numbers are reportedly much lower than those recorded for the same period in 2019.
Domestic Trips Figures
The CSO reportedly said that Irish residents took 990,000 domestic trips in the second quarter of 2021, which is a considerable increase compared to 237,000 domestic trips that were reportedly recorded for the second quarter of 2020, when stricter COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions were in place.
However, the figures for the second quarter of this year reportedly marked a 65.4% drop on the figures recorded for the same period in 2019, when 2.858 million trips were reportedly made.
Bed Nights Figures
The CSO reportedly added that the trips made in the second quarter of 2021 resulted in close to three million bed nights, of which 14.7% were spent in hotel accommodation.
The new CSO figures reportedly also show that total expenditure on domestic trips in the second quarter of 2021 amounted to €166 million.
Those on holidays reportedly accounted for €113m of that total, while those visiting friends or relatives reportedly spent €32 million.
The CSO reportedly said that when compared with the same period in 2019, expenditure on holidays was down 62.7% and spending on trips to visit friends or relatives was down by 58.9%.
Outbound Overnight Trips Figures
Additionally, the CSO reportedly reported that less than 100,000 outbound overnight trips were taken by Irish residents in the second quarter of 2021, and that these trips accounted for more than 850,000 bed nights and spending of close €42 million.
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