Tourism data is derived from a variety of sources. NISRA will continue to publish as much data as possible and will explore other indicators if the original source is affected. This document gives an idea of the impact on each of the surveys NI tourism statistics depend on. Impact of COVID-19 on Northern Ireland tourism statistics
In May 2017 after assessment by the Office for Statistics Regulation this publication was awarded National Statistics accreditation. National Statistics status means that official statistics meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and public value.
The latest annual tourism statistics incorporating overnight trips taken by NI residents were published on 22 October 2020. The publication, which includes additional tables can be accessed at:
The tourism module of the Continuous Household Survey (CHS) collects details of overnight trips to UK and Republic of Ireland (RoI) destinations and day trips to NI and RoI destinations.
- Continuous Household Survey (Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency website)
- Domestic Tourism Methodology – Overnight trips by Northern Ireland Residents
NISRA continually reviews its methodology and will keep users updated on any changes.
- Tourism statistics publication schedule
- Tourism statistics early indicators
- Tourism statistics archive publications
More information on data quality can be found at
More information on the quality of administrative sources can be found at
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