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Record occupancy for October

Posted by Tourism NI

Published December 7, 2016

“Today’s NISRA occupancy statistics show a 9% increase in bed-spaces sold in hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs and guest accommodation across January to October 2016, which equates to 284,100 additional bed-spaces sold compared with January to October 2015," said Tourism NI Chief Executive, John McGrillen.

Record occupancy for October

Tourism NI Chief Executive, John McGrillen

The record breaking occupancy levels achieved by hotels over the summer period, including September, also continued into October. Hotels achieved 73% room occupancy for the month of October and 55% bed-space occupancy, which relates to the total number of beds filled and is the highest ever recorded for October”.

 This positive performance follows swiftly after last week’s news that Titanic Belfast has been recognised as the world’s leading visitor attraction which is set to further broaden our appeal, particularly in new and developing overseas markets.

 As we head into 2017 and plan for major events including the Irish Open, the Gran Fondo, the Women's U19 UEFA Championship and the Women's Rugby World Cup, as well as marketing new products from Seamus Heaney’s Homeplace to Belfast Waterfront, we are hugely encouraged by tourism’s upward trend."

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