28 May 2012
£61m economy boost as 4,400 holidaymakers pay us a visit every day
Soaring visitor numbers injected an extra £60m spending money into the Northern Ireland economy last year, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal.
Provisional statistics show the total number of visitors was up by 60,000 people to 1,478,000 (or 4,400 people every day).
And their collective expenditure was £61m more than the previous year — up from £307m to £378m, according to an Assembly written answer.
Executive Minister Arlene Foster said the trend augurs well for the huge tourism ‘Our Time/ Our Place’ push this year.
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