Friday 9 December 2016

Tourism figures don’t add up

Published 30/08/2010 | 08:29

JUDGING by the number of tourists on Dublin's streets, I'd be very interested to know how Tourism Ireland calculates its figures that tourist numbers are down.

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In all the times I have used Dublin Airport, I've only had one woman with a clipboard approach me to ask if I was a tourist. Is this Tourism Ireland's method of calculation – one woman and a clipboard?

Or do they ask hotels, carhire firms and so on? Most tourists I talk to rent apartments short term and use public transport because they say hotels and car-hire companies here rip customers off with “extra charges”.

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