NISRA Quarter 1 2019 Tourism & Travel results
NISRA have released their Quarter 1 2019 Tourism & Travel results which provides us with the total Q1 overnight visitors to Northern Ireland.
409k overseas visitors overnighted in Northern Ireland in Quarter 1 in 2019, representing an increase of +8% or almost +31k more for 2019 when compared to the same period in 2018. Of those visitors recorded for Q1 2019, the main purpose of visit was Visiting Friends/Relatives. However, Holidaymakers are driving growth in Northern Ireland, accounting for an extra +25k or over 80% of growth There was also an increase of +12k or +19% in business visitors.
Ireland to host Ryder Cup 2026
To top off a great week for golf on the island of Ireland, Adare Manor has been announced as the host for the Ryder Cup in 2026. The five-star property is located in Co. Limerick, approximately 30 minutes from Shannon airport. The hotel has 104 guest rooms and offers a range of activities on site including falconry, archery and of course, golf.
CSO Direct Arrivals - June 2019
The CSO have published ‘June 2019’ direct arrivals to the Republic of Ireland.
The figures show an increase of +3.6% in the first half of 2019, which is around 176,000 more than in January - June 2018. Arrivals from North America and other long-haul markets show consitent growth this year at +9.1% and +8.1% respectively.
New Gateway between Germany and the West of Ireland
Ryanair have launched a new direct route from Cologne, Germany to Ireland West Airport, Knock. The route will run between June and September every Tuesday and Saturday. The route will provide a gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands.
WestJet Launch New Direct Route
WestJet have become the only airline to operate a direct service between Calgary and Dublin. The flight will run 3 times weekly from June to October, with 320 seats per flight. The launch of this flight will lead to greater convenient access to the island of Ireland from Canada.
CSO Direct Arrivals - April 2019
The CSO have published ‘April 2019’ direct arrivals to the Republic of Ireland. Direct ROI arrivals include same day trips, transfers and non-tourism related trips.
In April 2019, over 930K overseas arrivals were recorded which represented an increase of +4% (over +38K) compared to April 2018.
This is the 19th consecutive month of growth in arrivals to the Republic of Ireland.
American Airlines New Dallas to Dublin Service
Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes today’s announcement by American Airlines of a new summer service from Dallas to Dublin. This flight will commence in June 2019 and will help boost tourism from the all-important US market, offering more choice to prospective American visitors living in Texas.