Tourism numbers up for first time since 2007
January 25, 2012
There was some good news for those in Kerry's tourism sector with the revelation that visitor numbers to Ireland increased significantly last year.
The Central Statistics Office reports that trips to Ireland increased by 6.8 per cent between January and November 2011.
2011 saw the first significant growth in visits to Ireland since 2007 thanks to the strong recovery in tourism seen over the first three quarters of 2011.
Between January and November, visits from Great Britain rose by 5.4 per cent from North America by 5.6 per cent, from other European countries by 8.5 per cent, and from other countries by 10.2 per cent.
This is very encouraging news for the 2012 season just around the corner, there is great value here in Kerry for tourists, hotels and B&B's are offering excellent value and restaurants in Kerry also have great value on offer, the tourism sector is vital to the economy here in Kerry and lets hope for a strong 2012.