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The most recent external overnight trips to Northern Ireland publications can be accessed below.
Archive external overnight trips to Northern Ireland publications can be accessed below. Please note some of the figures in these publications may have been subsequently revised and/or updated. We would always advise using figures in the most recent publications.
In May 2013, Tourism Statistics Branch held a user consultation exercise regarding methodology and publications of tourism statistics in Northern Ireland. This led to changes including the reporting of results. Since then, NISRA combines the estimates of visitors from NIPS , CHS, SOT and HTS and publishes these on a quarterly basis, rather than monthly. The focus of the publications is now on rolling year results. More information can be found at