Hotel prices decline in Northern Ireland

Hotel News - 12/09/2013

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Hotel stays in Northern Ireland are becoming less expensive on average, new figures have revealed.

According to a Belfast Telegraph report published on Friday, the average rate for a night stay in Belfast decreased by more than 4 per cent during the first six months of the year to £70. Meanwhile, rooms in Derry saw a more modest price drop of 2 per cent over the half-year period to about £69.

However, the figures, which come via the most recent Hotel Price Index from Hotels.com, also revealed that rates throughout the whole of Ireland increased for the third straight year in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse.

The average price for hotel rooms in Dublin increased by about 2 per cent since 1 January; officials attribute the continued recovery to an recent rise in conferences, business events and specifically a visit by Michelle Obama and her children earlier in the year.

Kate Hopcraft said on behalf of Hotels.com that the recovery also comes thanks to a number of special events, notably The Gathering, as well as consistent marketing campaigns led by Tourism Ireland.

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