Irish Republic

Irish Republic

Global context

Measure2019
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)7.4
Global rank for international tourism expenditure41
Number of outbound visits (m)10.2
Most visited destinationUnited Kingdom

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2019
Population (m)4.9
GDP per capita PPP (US$)79,358
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)6.1
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)5.4

Inbound visits to Britain from Irish Republic

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Number of visits

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Total expenditure (GBP)

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Total nights spent

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Average length of stay (Nights)

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Average spend per visit (GBP)

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Access to Britain from Irish Republic

Measure2019
Weekly aircraft departures1,085
Weekly seat capacity157,506
Airports with direct routes in Irish Republic6
Airports with direct routes in Britain26
Weekly ferry crossings51
  • The majority of visits from Ireland to Britain arrive by plane
  • In 2019, there were 1,085 direct flight departures to Britain a week, with a total seat capacity of 157,506 a week
  • airports in the Irish Republic served 26 British airports in 2019
  • The current rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for the Irish Republic is £13