Hotel prices continue to recover

Hotel prices in Ireland continued to recover in the first half of 2014 according to the latest Hotels.com™ Hotel Price IndexTM (HPI®). Prices increased by 10% to an average of €101 per night.

Hotel prices in Ireland continued to recover in the first half of 2014 according to the latest Hotels.com™ Hotel Price IndexTM (HPI®). Prices increased by 10% to an average of €101 per night.

A number of key factors have attributed to the continued recovery of Irish hotel prices including increased visitor numbers, additional air routes and events based tourism. According to the Central Statistics Office, visitors to Ireland increased by 9% in the first five months of the year while the UK market surpassed this was a 13% increase compared to the same period last year.

The Hotels.com™ Hotel Price IndexTM (HPI®) is a regular survey of hotel prices in major destinations across the world. The HPI is based on bookings made on Hotels.com and prices shown are those actually paid by customers around the world (rather than advertised rates) in the first half of 2014.