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Overseas Arrivals To Ireland Decreased 83.9% Year-On-Year In August

Published on Sep 29 2020 9:28 AM in General Industry tagged: Featured Post / cso / Central Statistics Office

Overseas Arrivals To Ireland Decreased 83.9% Year-On-Year In August

According to new data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the number of overseas arrivals to Ireland decreased by 83.9% year-on-year in August from 2,256,500 to 362,600, while the number of overseas departures from the country decreased by 85% from 2,191,900 to 328,200.

However, Ireland's overseas arrivals and departures increased in August from July, with the number of overseas arrivals being up 59.5% in August from 227,300 in July and the number of overseas departures being up 19.2% from 275,400 in July.

Air Vs. Sea

311,600 of the people who arrived in Ireland in August, or 85.9% of the total arrivals, came by air, while 51,000, or 14.1%, came by sea.

275,500 of the people who departed Ireland in August, or 83.9% of the total departures, left by air, while 52,700, or 16.1%, left by sea.

Most Common Routes

112,600 of the people who arrived in Ireland in August, or 31.1% of the total arrivals, came by cross channel routes, 228,700 (63.1%) came by continental routes, 11,600 (3.2%) came by transatlantic routes and 9,700 (2.7%) came by other overseas routes.

125,400 of the people who departed Ireland in August, or 38.2% of the total departures, left by cross channel routes, 186,000 (56.7%) left by continental routes, 7,800 (2.4%) left by transatlantic routes and 9,000 (2.8%) left by other overseas routes.

Most Common Departure Points And Destinations

The three most common departure points for people who arrived in Ireland in August were Great Britain, Spain and Poland, with 112,600 people arriving from Great Britain, 33,600 people arriving from Spain and 31,700 people arriving from Poland.

The three most common destinations for people who departed Ireland in August were Great Britain, Poland and Italy, with 125,400 people travelling to Great Britain, 23,900 people travelling to Poland and 23,300 people travelling to Italy.

First Eight Months Figures

The number of people that arrived in Ireland during the first eight months of 2020 decreased by 72.7% year-on-year to 3,776,600, while the number of people that departed Ireland during the first eight months of 2020 decreased by 72.8% year-on-year to 3,776,900.

© 2020 Hospitality Ireland – your source for the latest industry news. Article by Dave Simpson. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

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