According to Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index Indulgences report, visitors to Dublin in 2017 spent a greater proportion of their travel budget – over a third (36%) - on dining out than in any other city studied.
The Indulgences report revealed that visitors to Dublin spent $800 million USD on dining out in the city in 2017.
In addition, data analysed by Mastercard SpendingPulse™ for the most recent Dublin Economic Monitor (Q3 2018) shows that tourism is booming in the city, with visitor expenditure growing 13.5% year-on-year. This is the highest rate of growth since Q1 2016 and is being driven by travelers from the US, France and China.
Prioritising "Culinary Delights"
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Sonya Geelon, country manager for Mastercard in Ireland, commented, "The quality of food and fantastic experiences available when dining out in Dublin is now globally renowned, and this report just shows that overseas travelers are coming from far and wide to enjoy and prioritise the culinary delights that our city has to offer."
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