Number of North Americans visiting Ireland up 15 percent thanks to The Gathering
Tourism initiative proving to be a success during 2013
The Irish Times reports that the Central Statistics Office in Ireland found that a total of 3,144,800 people visited Ireland between January and June this year, an increase from 2,982,400 for the same period last year.
The number of North American tourists from between April and June grew from 305,700 to 350,800, compared to the same months last year.
Leo Varadkar, Minister for Transport, said the statistics for the first half of the Gathering year were “very positive.”
“So far, it looks like the initiative is persuading people to visit Ireland,” saud Varadkar.
Tourism Ireland added that it was on course “to achieve our best year ever from the United States.”
Niall Gibbons, chief executive for Tourism Ireland, said, “In 2013, we hope to welcome over one million American visitors, spending about $1 billion.”
Plans by Aer Lingus to begin flights from San Francisco and Toronto all year should help boost visitor numbers again next year, he added.
Similarly, the recently announced US football game of Penn State and University of Central Florida scheduled for August 2014 should also draw record numbers from the US, just as 2012’s Notre Dame and US Navy matchup did.
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So you're not just an anti-American bigot but a racist too. How touching. And then you run around pointing fingers at others for being "haters.&qNelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning its arms during 2000 talks
Not sure what you're point is, WK.Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
Curitiba, You state "The aforementioned countries are British countries in terms of common ancestry and culture and political boundaries betweenRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
I would to see a breakdown of the figures alleging racism. This breakdown should include a division between black on white racism and white on black