Saturday 16 December 2017

Gathering in numbers

* More than 4,000 groups involved in organising events.

* Online B&B bookings are up 62pc.

* An additional 4000 seats have been allocated on flights from North America this year. Air access has grown 24pc this year from the US.

* 97pc of Good Food Ireland members expecting an increase in turnover.

* About 18pc of those who travelled for this year's St Patrick's Festival were influenced to do so by The Gathering.

* 78 confirmed corporate gatherings, welcoming more than 20,000 delegates, with an estimated value of more than €25m

Irish Independent

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