Domestic travel

The current appalling weather, with temperatures over 18C, seems to have increased the number of folk going boating on the inland waterways; it will be interesting to see how it affects the Shannon lock passage figures for July when they appear in August. But Constantin Gurdgiev says, of the data for the first quarter of 2013, that …

Data shows sustained declines in domestic trips undertaken for holiday purposes by Irish residents. Weather effects are of course a factor, but it is worth noting that holiday travel abroad by irish residents also contracted y/y in Q1 2013. In other words, it looks like even disregarding weather conditions, things are grim.

But in Q2 we may have to take “seasonal factors” literally.

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