Early indicators

The latest monthly statistics on cruise ships, throughput at Northern Ireland ports and occupancy surveys can provide an early indication of how tourism is performing.

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

Latest monthly statistics

Monthly information on cruise ships, air and sea ports and occupancy statistics can be accessed at:

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 Early indicators

Tourism Early Indicators

Sarah McAuley
Telephone: 028 9025 5160
Email: tourismstatistics@nisra.gov.uk