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# feeling the force
R2-D2 salt cellars and Skywalker suites - Kerry tourism is braced for a major Star Wars windfall...
The Star Wars sequels have been using Skellig Michael as a filming location – and it looks like the association is set to bear fruit.
# Tourism
Planning a weekend away in Ireland? Now it could cost 10% more
The average hotel price is up in the first half of this year with Killarney, Dublin and Galway at the top of the scale.
# Holliers
These are some seriously fancy (and ridiculously pricey) London hotels
Here are the twenty most expensive in the city.
# Tourism
Searches for Kilkenny hotels up 529 per cent in June
Latest hot list shows increases for Killkenny, Slane and Ballina
# Tourism
Irish tourists spend more staying abroad than in Ireland data shows Irish people tend to look for better value in accommodation when travelling domestically.
# honesty
Ireland ranks 13th in survey of most honest hotel guests
Danish guests are the most honest with 88 per cent saying they have never stolen from a hotel.
# sleep tight
Killarney most expensive as hotel prices at highest since 2008
The Hotel Price Index has shown that the average price of a room is now €90 per night.
# Tourism
Barna in Connemara most popular with Irish holidaymakers in 2012
Abbeyleix, Woodenbridge and Ballina also so significant increases in online searches by Irish people.
# domestic tourism
In which Irish city would we most like to celebrate New Year?
According to a survey, it’s Galway.
# Hotels
Events and festivals "boost Irish hotel prices"
The Irish hotel market remains stable, the latest figures show. But what is Ireland’s most expensive destination?
# Holidays
Survey finds most people check Facebook or Twitter while on holiday
A survey of just over 200 Irish holidaymakers has found almost all of them check their social networking profiles why away from home. Do you?
# Peckish?
Considering a holiday? Use the Club Sandwich Index to pick a destination
Dublin is the seventh cheapest of all the cities surveyed by with an average club sandwich price of €12.
# Christmas Hangover
Back to work blues? Tomorrow will be busiest day for holiday bookings
Enough of the turkey and ham leftovers, it’s time for a holiday…
# Hotel Prices
Irish hotels now offer best value in Western Europe: survey
The survey shows that a €114 budget would comfortably secure you four star accommodation in Dublin – compared to three star in London, two star in Paris or one star in New York.