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Hotel night to top €100 in tourist boom for first time since recession

The weak euro has seen visitor numbers soar

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
26th July, 2015
Staff at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin, one of the businesses calling for the retention of reduced Vat for hotels. Picture: Maura Hickey

Hotels will see average prices per night top €100 this year for the first time since the recession, as a shortage of available rooms pushes up rates.

Occupancy levels are also set to surge to more than 80 per cent thanks to an influx of tourists, according to a report on Ireland’s hotel and hospitality industry compiled by advisory firm BDO.

Hotel room rates were around €80 a night on average in 2014, but...

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