Derry's record breaking summer for hotel visitors

Derry has just recorded its best ever hotel occupancy rates.

Thursday, 15th September 2016, 12:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:34 pm
Da Vinci's Hotel, Derry, has had a bumper summer season.

July 2016, with an average occupancy of 84%, and August 2016, which reached 89%, were both record months.

In July, 17,000 hotel rooms were sold and this was subsequently surpassed by August with more than 18,000 hotel rooms sold - that’s a 13% growth in room sales on 2015.

The previous record month was August 2013 during City of Culture.

Odhran Dunne, General Manager, Visit Derry, says the latest figures are fantastic news.

Andy O’Doherty, General Manager, Da Vinci’s Hotel, revealed that it had just had its busiest August on record and September was looking “very promising”.

See Friday’s Derry Journal for more.