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IHI Founders Banquet
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2017 delivers on Tourism

Commenting on figures published by the CSO for overseas visitors to Ireland for January to November 2017, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “2017 is set to be 

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another record year for Irish tourism and today’s CSO figures confirm that we welcomed almost 9.25 million overseas visitors during January to November. This represents growth of +3.7% – or 330,000 additional visitors – on the same eleven-month period last year.
“We have seen exceptional results from North America this year – almost 2 million visitors so far, up +16.6% on January to November last year. I also welcome the growth in visitor numbers from Australia and developing markets (+13.1%); and from Mainland Europe (+5.5%), with important markets like Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the Nordic Region all recording strong growth. Increases in direct air access, plus our market diversification strategy, have been key factors.
 
“The decline in visitor numbers from Britain continues to be a concern, down -5.2% for the January to November period. The fall in the value of sterling has made holidays and short breaks here more expensive for British visitors and has made Britain more affordable for visitors from many of our top markets. In 2018, Tourism Ireland will continue to place a greater focus on our ‘culturally curious’ audience, who are less impacted by currency fluctuations. However, competitiveness and the value for money message remain more important than ever in Britain right now.  
 
“Tourism Ireland has a number of campaigns under way right now, to kick-start our promotional effort for 2018.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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