Hotel stays go up for third year.
THE number of people staying in North Wales hotels has gone up for the third year running.
In the last 12 months hotel room occupancy in the region was 67%, the second highest in the whole of Wales.
This is a 5% increase when compared to April 2013 to March 2014, according to official Welsh Government stats.
The number of rooms booked in guest houses, B&Bs and hostels in the region is also up by 2% when compared to last year.
But self-catering fell from 65% to 54% in the last 12 months.
The report suggests Easter falling in April, the value of the pound, and recent terrorist attacks could all be contributing factors.
But the report suggests concerns about terrorism may also have dissuaded international visitors from travelling to Wales.