New data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has revealed that the number of overseas visitors to the Republic of Ireland rose 4.1% in February despite the COVID-19 crisis.
615,200 overseas visitors arrived in the Republic last month. In February of 2019, the Republic played host to 590,700 overseas visitors.
Visitor numbers from the UK increased 9.3% to 282,100 last month, while the number of people who visited the Republic from mainland Europe countries increased 4.3% to 217,800. However, the number of people who arrived in the Republic from North America decreased 6.3% to 81,300, as reported by The Irish Times.
Trips Taken By Irish Residents
The CSO's data indicates that the number of overseas trips taken by Irish residents also increased last month, rising 0.5% on the figure for the same month last year to 559,000.
First Two Months Of 2020 Figures
The total number of visitors that arrived to the Republic during the first two months of 2020 increased 2.2% on the figure for the same period last month, while the total number of trips taken by Irish residents overseas during January and February of this year rose 1.3%.
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