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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

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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