Irish Republic

Irish Republic

Global context

Measure2018
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)7.5
Global rank for international tourism expenditure41
Number of outbound visits (m)9.6
Most visited destinationUnited Kingdom

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2018
Population (m)4.9
GDP per capita PPP (US$)68,889
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)5.2
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)6.5

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

Measure2018
Weekly aircraft departures1,098
Weekly seat capacity157,902
Airports with direct routes in Irish Republic6
Airports with direct routes in Britain24
Weekly ferry crossings51
  • There are 1,098 direct flight departures to Britain a week, with a total seat capacity of 157,905 a week*
  • Six airports in the Irish Republic serve 24 British airports*
  • The current rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for the Irish Republic is £13

*2018 data