Quarterly tourism statistics publications

Date published: 13 December 2018


***Update: 13/12/18 - The Northern Ireland Tourism Statistics July 2017 - June 2018 publication was due for release on 1st November 2018.  After being notified of a delay in the key data provided by Central Statistics Office (CSO) in the Republic of Ireland, the release date was delayed. 

CSO have now informed us of a further delay following a thorough review of the survey data.  This review highlighted some issues with the quality of the survey estimates and CSO are now seeking to address these issues.  They are currently unable to provide a date when the data will be made available, but it will be a number of weeks, resulting in the NI publication being delayed.

Therefore it is still not possible to release the NI Tourism Statistics publication as planned.  As we have no official date for when the data will be made available to us, we cannot currently confirm the release date of this publication. However, it is very likely it will be beyond the end of January 2019.  We will update users of an exact date as soon we can.

The data from CSO provides information on residents from the Republic of Ireland taking overnight stays in Northern Ireland.  This information is an important part of the overall statistical picture of tourism in Northern Ireland.  Once the data is received we plan to perform checks to ensure the data is of suitable quality which will require approximately 2-3 weeks. 


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