Tourist figures take a tumble

Tourist numbers from the United States - Ireland’s second largest overseas visitors market - are estimated to be down by 10 to 15 per cent.

12th July, 2008

Tourist numbers from the United States - Ireland’s second largest overseas visitors market - are estimated to be down by 10 to 15 per cent.

Visitor figures from Ireland’s largest market, Britain, are ‘‘flat’’ this year, according to Tourism Ireland.

The Irish Hotel Federation (IHF) believes average hotel occupancy rates nationwide could drop from 64 per cent to 60 per cent this year. John Power, the organisation’s president, said...

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