Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
550. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of national and international visitors visiting County Cork; the bed nights available in north County Cork; the demographic of visitors by age, income and nationality; the tourism budget spent in north County Cork in each of the years 2013 to 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9446/19]
The collection and dissemination of official statistical information, including information relating to tourist numbers and expenditure, is a matter for the Central Statistics Office. The CSO does not publish tourism performance figures for individual counties. However, I understand that Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority, does estimate individual county performance based on CSO data. Similarly, expenditure on tourism programmes is an operational matter for Fáilte Ireland and I am not aware that it publishes information at the level of detail required by the Deputy in respect of County Cork.
I have asked Fáilte Ireland to reply directly to the Deputy with any further information it may have in relation to the statistical and budgetary information requested. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.