A total of 620,000 inbound tourists visited Ireland in June, according to figures from the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC).
The ITIC figures – based on Central Statistics Office (CSO) data – also show that 1.65 million tourists visited Ireland during the second quarter of the year; namely the three months from the beginning of March to the end of May.
During that period, the Irish economy was boosted by nearly €2bn from inbound tourist spend. Of that, North American visitors contributed €827m.
However, ITIC has warned that there were enough insights from the latest CSO data to suggest that volume and value performances are lagging previous times and that the full recovery of the tourism industry is some way off.