St George's Market
Summary reports published by Tourism NI
Jan-Dec 2019 tourism performance data released by NISRA relating to overnight trips taken in NI indicate:
Figures relate to overnight trips taken by NI residents and ROI, GB and Other Overseas visitors in NI.
NI welcomed 5.3m visitors, who spent a record breaking £1bn (£76m or 8% more compared with 2018).
Nights increased by 2%, driven by significant increases in ROI nights (+23%), as well as growth from NI (+5%).
The growth in trips in 2019 was largely driven by holidays, as we attracted 322,000 more holiday visitors (+14%) compared with 2018. The closer to home markets (NI and ROI) increased by 17%, while holiday visitors from GB and Other Overseas grew by 7%.
Overnight visitors from outside NI exceeded 3m for the first time ever. Growth was largely driven by the ROI market (+28%). GB and other overseas trips increased by 1%.
Domestic performance was strong in 2019, with NI residents taking more trips, notably holidays, in NI and spending more.
2019 tourism employee jobs figures show a 9% increase (+6,000) on 2017 to 70,803.
Industry feedback suggested a positive start to 2020, pre-covid. Accommodation and airport statistics clearly show the devasting impact the pandemic had during the first lockdown, and the reopening period.
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