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A Report On Tourism Statistics In the UK and Ireland.

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A REPORT ON TOURISM STATISTICS IN THE UK AND IRELAND By David Carey This report has been requested by the line manager of the Derry Visitor and Convention Bureau for an upcoming conference. It is hoped that this report will be informative as well as interesting and that it will shed light on the varying number of tourists to Ireland over a five year period. Bord Failte - Table 1 An explanation of visitor trends to Ireland (1998-2002) There are many reasons for the varying numbers of tourists over this five year period, which range from political factors to economic factors. Several different markets rose, some fell and others fluctuated. The largest tourist generating region for Ireland is Great Britain. In 2002 three million, four hundred and fifty two thousand (3,452,000) tourists visited Ireland which was a rise of two hundred and fifty-three thousand from the number of tourists in 1998 which was three million, one hundred and ninety-ninety thousand (3,199,000) The reason for this would seem to be the buoyancy of the British economy which fared reasonably well over this five year period. Without any serious economic trouble, such as high exchange rates the British had more disposable income, the majority of which seems to have been spent on holidays and other types of trips. ...read more.

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The market cautiously rose in 2002 by three thousand The United States of America is the second largest generating area after Britain to Ireland's tourist industry. There were seven hundred and eighty nine thousand visitors in 1998 which rose to eight hundred and sixty thousand visitors in 1999 and nine hundred and fifty eight thousand in 2000. It fell in 2001 due to September 11th and foot and mouth to eight hundred and twenty nine thousand. Interestingly, the USA is one of only a few generating countries that tourist numbers continued to fall in 2002, by 70,000. This seems to be due to the fact that Americans were still afraid to travel and this was coupled with the continued threat of terrorism and the looming war in Iraq. In conclusion the fluctuating visitor numbers over this five year period can be attributed to the events of September 11th, the outbreak of foot and mouth disease, the potential war in Iraq and other economic factors such as recessions and the introduction of the Euro. NITB - Table 2 What was the main purpose of their visit? 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 trips total= 1,415,000 100% 1,477,000 100% 1,655,000 100% 1,672,000 100% 1,676,000 Visiting friends & relatives 577,000 (41%) ...read more.

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is a much richer area of the country, and as such the people there have a much higher amount of disposable income than other areas. The south of England also has better infrastructures with a plethora of airports in the local vicinity, excellent motorways and excellent rail connections. The reasons for the high amount of people travelling from North West Merseyside would seem to be due to the high amounts of investment in the area, the prominent port in Liverpool and the improvements to local roads, motorways and railways. Turning to the international markets, it is clear that the United States of America is the most visited country in the world with sixteen percent of all total visits. The next highest amount of overseas visitors were from France with twelve percent of all total trips. Finally the third highest number of visitors to the UK were from Germany with ten percent of all trips to the UK were from there. American tourists visit the UK mainly to be sightseers who want to see attractions such as Buckingham Palace, the Royal Albert Hall and the home of Britain's most famous band, the Beatles, in Liverpool. French and German tourists prefer to visit natural areas and famous buildings that belong to Britain's heritage. They also prefer outdoor activities such as hiking. 1 ...read more.

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