CSO figures reveal 30k rise in tourists so far in 2013

CSO figures reveal 30k rise in tourists so far in 2013

More than 30,000 extra visitors came to Ireland in the first few months of this year, according to the Central Statistics Office.

New figures from the CSO show tourist numbers did grow over the first three months of the year, as the Government's 'Gathering' initiative got underway.

There was a 2.6% increase in the number of trips to Ireland for the December 2012 to February 2013 period, bringing the total number of visitors to 1.17 million.

The Government is aiming to attract 325,000 more tourists to the country this year.

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