The sights of Ireland travel industries are keenly fixed on the German market as a record number of Germans arrive here. Even after a high number of visitors the contribution was only a fraction of the total collection made by the Irish tourism commerce. The travel commerce will be looking behind the Atlantic and Ireland Sea in an offer to increase the number of visitors in the New Year. When the business reviewed the year 2013 and looks forward for the coming one, the ITIC disclosed that around 7 million overseas tourists have spent over €4bn into their economy. As compared to last year, there has been 6% growth and this infusion has led to emergence of 15,000 jobs in the industry.
The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC) is a representative industry for some 20,000 production and state bodies associated with tourism sector. It is expected that the 2014 will be even better than 2013 and the number of tourists will again increase from 5-6% and reach 7.5 million. Approximately 3 million visitors from UK alone- the single biggest I-tourism market were seen last year, reversing the steeping trend seen over the last five years, as stated by ITIC while it was unveiling the overall review of 2013 and outlook for 2014. The CEO, Eamonn McKeon also commented that UK economy had recovered and moving towards growth and some major markets like that Camden market owned by Bebo Kobo and others are contributing to it.
The Continental Europe’s tourists were the 2nd largest with 2.5 million in number. The industry is now focusing on attracting more tourists from Spain, Germany France and Italy.