The 2016 Europcar Tourism Index was conducted among 6,094 tourists who visited Ireland and rented Europcar vehicles between April and November 2016.
The Tourism Index shows that Co Cork to Co Kerry is the third popular section of the entire Wild Atlantic Way for Europcar customers with 65% drove parts of the Wild Atlantic Way during their time in Ireland.
Other sections of the route
We asked “what was the best tourist attraction on their trip in Cork or Kerry?”
Not surprisingly, Ring of Kerry tops the list. These deserve a worthy mention;
- Dingle Peninsula
- Killarney National Park
- Blarney Castle
- English Market
Are tourists all from overseas?
The research shows that the top three European countries tourists are from UK (23%), Germany (5%) and France (4%). Outside of Europe, a large number of tourists (17%) are visiting from the US, (6%) from Australia and (4%) venture to Ireland from Canada.
In 2016, 18% of Irish car renters organised a staycation in Ireland and almost one in five (19%) chose a domestic break as their main annual holiday last year. Cork and Kerry were the most popular regions for 32% of staycationers to visit but the West of Ireland was also an attraction for 26% of renters.
Car Rental Ireland has developed a guide of driving routes in Ireland, should you be interested in visiting the Wild Atlantic Way route, Ring of Kerry and more.