Belfast’s record bed nights

Published on 26th July 2018

Big Fish Belfast

Visit Belfast welcomes Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency’s (NISRA) local government tourism statistics announced today which once again positions Belfast as the economic engine room for tourism across the region.

Latest figures confirm the city generated the largest market share of NI tourism spend and NI visitor trips in 2017. A record five million bed nights in 2017 has shown double digit growth from visitors choosing to stay in the city. Two thirds of visitors to Belfast came from GB, ROI, mainland Europe and Rest of World, representing a ten percent growth on the previous year, confirming the city’s position as a rising star in city tourism.  The significant investment in Belfast hotels and with many recent travel accolades, Visit Belfast is confident that city tourism will build on this success in 2018.

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