After a banner year in 2016, when the
of Ireland welcomed 19.37 million
overseas visitors who spent about €5.4 billion, Tourism Ireland is
focusing its attention on the 2017 tourism season.
"Our aim is to grow overseas tourism revenue this year by +4.5%, to €5.7 billion, for the
of Ireland,” said Niall Gibbons, CEO
of Tourism Ireland.
the plans for 2017, Gibbons said, is to highlight iconic experiences like "the
Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East, Titanic Belfast and the Causeway Coastal Route.
"We will also promote
and Belfast, in
particular for shoulder and off-peak travel,” Gibbons said, adding that “Screen
tourism will remain a priority, as we continue to capitalize on our connections
with Star Wars and Game of Thrones."
For details on traveling to
Ireland this year, visit