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620,000 Visitors to Ireland During June, but Full Recovery Still ‘Way Off’

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.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.
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