Hotel occupancy surveys

The monthly hotel occupancy survey provides information on the occupancy rates and rooms and beds sold in Northern Ireland hotels.

Annual hotel occupancy survey results

In May 2017 after assessment by the Office for  Statistics Regulation this publication was awarded National Statistics accreditation. National Statistics status means that official statistics meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and public value.

All official statistics should comply with all aspects of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. They are awarded National Statistics status following an assessment by the Office for Statistics Regulation. The Office for Statistics Regulation considers whether the statistics meet the highest standards of Code compliance, including the value they add to public decisions and debate.

The latest Annual hotel occupancy survey results for 2016 were published on 25 May 2017 and can be accessed below.

Monthly hotel occupancy survey 

The latest hotel occupancy monthly tables can be accessed below:

The Research section in Tourism Northern Ireland was responsible for any results prior to 2011, these publications can be accessed through the Tourism Northern Ireland website.

Tourism statistics branch also publish statistics on Northern Ireland guesthouse, bed & breakfast and guest accommodation occupancy. These statistics can be accessed below.

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If you require access to archive publications please contact: tourismstatistics@nisra.gov.uk


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Contacts for Hotel occupancy surveys

NI Occupancy Surveys

Sarah McAuley
Telephone: 028 9025 5160
Email: sarah.mcauley@nisra.gov.uk