Tourism Ireland predicts rise in international travel from April

Tourism Ireland is predicting the level of international travel will start to increase between April and June of next year.

There’s been an estimated 80% decline in overseas visitors coming to Ireland this year compared to last.

The organisation’s research shows young people will be the first to head abroad on holiday.

CEO of Tourism Ireland Niall Gibbons says people will chose their destination carefully.

“Closer to home destinations is where they’re looking to travel to.

“They’re looking to travel to either France or Belgium. They’re also looking to go to places they’ve been to before.

“That’s a big contrast to the conversations we would have had a year ago, when people would have been looking to travel somewhere new, somewhere ‘braggable’

“People are now looking for the safe and comfortable.”


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