Dáil Éireann - Volume 637 - 05 July, 2007
Written Answers. - Tourism Industry.
Deputy Pat Breen Deputy Pat Breen
Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the number of tourists coming here to engage in walking holidays for the  most recent year for which figures are available compared with 2000; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19334/07]
Deputy Séamus Brennan Deputy Séamus Brennan
Deputy Séamus Brennan: I am informed by Fáilte Ireland that the number of visitors who engaged in hiking/hill walking during their stay in Ireland  for each of the years from 2000 to 2005 is as outlined in the table. Walking is the most popular outdoor activity that overseas visitors to Ireland engage in during their stays. Based on Fáilte Ireland visitor surveys, almost 300,000 visitors to Ireland, in 2005, went hiking or cross-country walking. The revenue generated by these visitors is estimated at €175 million.
Question No. 41 answered with Question No. 13.
Dáil Éireann 637 Written Answers. Tourism Industry.