New SEMRU Report: Survey of Marine and Coastal Overseas Tourism in Ireland

The Whitaker Institute’s Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) has released a report that presents estimates of the value of coastal and marine overseas tourism activities in the Republic of Ireland for the year 2018. Launched at the Donegal Marine Tourism Conference, the report presents a profile of overseas tourism activity in coastal Ireland across 20 coastal and marine activities.

SEMRU carried out a survey of overseas visitors to Ireland, funded by the Marine Institute through its Marine Research Programme. The purpose of the survey was to estimate what proportion of total holiday expenditure was in coastal areas (coastal tourism) and what proportion was on undertaking marine related leisure activities (marine tourism). Click on the cover below to download the full report.

Seamus Neely, CE, Donegal County Council; Dr Stephen Hynes, SEMRU, NUI Galway; Cllr. Niamh Kennedy, Leas Cathaoirleach, Donegal County Council; and Doug Allan, Wildlife Cameraman