Record arrivals in April
Contrary to what was expected, tourist arrivals rose by 4.8 per cent in April compared to last year, a new record. Arrivals from the UK increased by 5.4 per cent, while it was expected that numbers would drop due to the uncertainties surrounding Brexit.
A passenger survey published on Friday by the statistical service shows that while 314,143 travellers arrived in April 2018, the number for this year was 329,308.
For the period from January to April 2019 tourist arrivals totalled 686,783 compared to 683,581 in the same period in 2018, an increase of 0.5 per cent.