The average room occupancy rate at Irish hotels rose sharply last year due to a rise in the number of tourists visiting the country.
The Irish Hotels Federation put the average national rate at 70% in 2015, up from 64% in 2014.
This figure for last year, according to the IHF was a 10 year high.
Revenue generated by tourism-related businesses was also up, rising by 10.7% to €7.27 billion, accounting for 4% of the country’s GDP.
The 2016 Irish Hotels Federation Annual Conference and Showtel Trade Exhibition takes place today and tomorrow in the Gleneagle Hotel & INEC, Killarney, Co. Kerry.