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What is the state of the hotel industry in the UK, specially Northern Ireland?

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Our database has some reports about the tourism industry in the UK that can meet your needs.  Below are the most recent and relevant.

Report 1 – “European Hotel Transactions 2015”, Hodges Ward Elliot, March 2016.

In this recently published report you will see how the UK was the strongest driver of hotel transactions in Europe, with 48% of total transaction volume (€11.4 billon). This also represents the double of the activity registered on 2014.

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— Hodges Ward Elliot, March 2016.

This study shows investment by region, buyer and seller information, and concludes that 2015 was a really good year to hotel transactions and investments due to continued RevPAR growth in most major European markets.

Report 2 – “Statistics Bulletin”, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, June 2015.

If you are interested in statistical information about overnight trips, expenditure in overnight trips in specific regions as Northern Ireland, this is right report for you.

“There were 4.5 million overnight trips (domestic & external) in the year to June 2015. This is a 9% increase over the year to June 2014. (…) There were 14.9 million nights spent on these trips. This is 2% lower than the year to June 2014. However, over the same period the number of nights spent in hotels has increased. In total 2.22 million rooms were sold in hotels & other commercial accommodation in the year to June 2015. This is a 2% increase on the 2.17 million rooms sold in the year to June 2014.”

— Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, June 2015.

I hope you find this useful, and can see that there is a lot of useful information available through the portal about the tourism industry. If you have any additional needs or questions about our reports, please feel free to contact us.