Mayor is delighted by tourism boost

Mayor Martin Reilly has welcomed news that the city recorded its highest-ever hotel occupancy figures during the month of May.

The Mayor was commenting after the release of figures by the Derry Visitor and Convention Bureau which revealed that, last month, average hotel occupancy across the city was 80.68% - that’s 12% higher than the corresponding figure for May 2012.

The Mayor said he was delighted the city was successfully attracting more visitors during its City of Culture year.

He said: “These figures are a very positive boost for the city’s accommodation and service providers and are reflective of the excellent work being done to promote the city and showcase our tourism offering.”

“I would like to extend congratulations to agencies across the city for their excellent work on the ground to positively sell Derry.”