New report reveals the whopping amount of money tourists spent in Dublin last year 4 years ago

New report reveals the whopping amount of money tourists spent in Dublin last year

A new report from the World Travel & Tourism Council has revealed that more than 59% of the money Ireland brings in through tourism and travel is spent in Dublin.

Ireland's capital took in a rake of money through tourism last year, with the report putting Dublin's inbound spend at €9.2 billion. This was still less than half of London's, where €18.9 billion was spent over the course of 2016.

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Other cities that took in more money than Dublin include Istanbul (€17.5 bn), Rome (€10.1bn), Barcelona (€13.6bn), Amsterdam (€11.8bn) and Paris (€10.4bn).

The report notes that Dublin is one of just three cities, along with Prague and Brussels, to account for over half of its country's travel and tourism Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The report estimates that 59% of Ireland's entire travel and tourism GDP is centred in the capital. Only Prague, with 60.3%, is more important to its state's tourism industry.

Dublin also tops the list of cities that are most reliant on international demand when it comes to travel and tourism. More than 96% of the tourism and travel money spent in Dublin comes from international sources, rather than domestic tourism.

The report can be read in its entirety here.

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