Domestic tourism (Northern Ireland residents)

Statistics on Domestic tourism (Northern Ireland residents)

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.

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The latest annual tourism statistics were published on 07 June 2018 incorporating overnight trips taken by NI residents.

Trips by Northern Ireland residents

The latest domestic tourism publications can be found at the following link:

Methodology Review

NISRA is currently undertaking a review of the methodology used for producing Domestic Tourism data.

This will include (but not limited to) analysis on the weighting methodology for domestic tourism data,  exploring the possibility of including data for children (aged under 16) in overnight trip outputs, and improving outlier analysis.

After the review has been conducted NISRA will publish an impact analysis on Domestic Tourism statistics; and assess the possibility of backdating previously published data.


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.

Useful links

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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Contacts for Domestic tourism (Northern Ireland residents)

Domestic Tourism

Ian Stanley
Telephone: 028 9025 5162