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Mountain biking at Rostrevor

Mountain biking at Rostrevor

Tourism Industry Barometer

Hotels have experienced a busy summer period contributing to overall growth for the year to date with 70% reporting an increase in bed nights compared with the same period last year.

The increase in visitor volumes is also reflected in  healthy increases in both average room yield and profitability. Other accommodation sectors also report a generally positive performance for the year to date.

Visitor attractions also have seen an improvement in visitor volumes over the first nine months of the year, reflecting reported growth across all the main markets.

The outlook for the remainder of 2016 is generally optimistic with hotels (58%) and guesthouses (48%) the most positive regarding expectations for growth.

December 2016 findings will be available soon.