Published on : Friday, September 5, 2014
This shows a complete continuing recovery in Irish hotel room prices.
According to Hotels.com, the average price of a hotel room in Ireland now stands at €101 per night. Hotels.com have attributed a number of factors for the recovery including additional air routes, events-based tourism and overseas visitor numbers that have increased some 10% in the first six months of 2014.
However, the figures have been rejected by the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF). the IHF points out, Irish hotel price increases are running at just under 3.5pc, according to CSO figures.
To hammer his point home IHF President, Stephen McNally, said “Less than one out of every 10 room nights booked in Ireland is sold through [Hotels.com] and the vast majority are sold through other sources including directly with the hotel; over the phone or through hotels’ own websites.”
However, some key findings of hotels.com include:
• Belfast prices rose 16%, the highest in the HPI, to €98