Wednesday 22 October 2014

Survey shows tourists are unhappy with price of pint

Published 31/08/2014 | 02:30

HIGH COST OF ALCOHOL: third biggest disadvantage of visiting Ireland, say tourists
HIGH COST OF ALCOHOL: third biggest disadvantage of visiting Ireland, say tourists

Visiting an Irish pub may well be high on the bucket list of overseas tourists - however, many who fulfil their wish grumble about the high cost of drink here.

Tourists believe the high cost of alcohol is the third biggest disadvantage of visiting Ireland, according to a recent report by DCU Business School.

The report, The Contribution of the Drinks Industry to Tourism, found that tourists cited the high cost of living as the second biggest disadvantage of visiting Ireland.

Despite this, tourists are most put out by bad weather - the weather was cited as the worst thing about coming here.

Tourists from Australia are amongst those who spend the greatest proportion of their money on food and drink, followed by visitors from mainland Europe and North America .

Tourists from North America were more likely to spend money on internal transport than other tourists.

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