External Overnight Trips to Northern Ireland

Latest figures for External Overnight Trips to Northern Ireland.

The latest annual tourism statistics were published on the 25 May 2017

Latest figures for external overnight trips to Northern Ireland

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.

All official statistics should comply with all aspects of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. They are awarded National Statistics status following an assessment by the Office for Statistics Regulation. The Office for Statistics Regulation considers whether the statistics meet the highest standards of Code compliance, including the value they add to public decisions and debate.

The most recent annual 2016 publications are available below. The publications were released on 25 May 2017 and include additional tables and infographics.

Methodology

While this publication provides information on tourists from outside of NI, NISRA does not have direct responsibility for the collection of all such information, some of which is provided from organisations in the RoI.

The value and volume of overseas visitors to Northern Ireland (NI) who exited through a NI port is measured using the NI Passenger Survey (NIPS).

From 2010, the administration of the survey has been carried out by the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency, Central Survey Unit. 

Detailed methodology can be found at the link below:

Information on GB and all other overseas visitors arriving via RoI ports and terminals is provided by Failte Ireland. Information on RoI visitors is provided by Central Statistics Office in the RoI.

These three sources are combined to estimate the number of external  overnight trips to NI.

Further information on the Survey of Overseas Travellers methodology is available from Failte Ireland below:

Further information on the Household Travel Survey methodology and content is available from the CSO below:

Useful links

More information on data quality can be found at

More information on the quality of administrative sources can be found at

If you require access to archive publications please contact tourismstatistics@nisra.gov.uk


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