Belfast has become one of only 10 UK destinations to show a rise in hotel prices thanks to the 2012 Titanic tourism boom.
The latest Hotels.com Hotel Price Index shows there has been a 13% increase in hotel room prices in the city in the first six months of 2012, compared to the same period last year and that Belfast was placed at seven in the Top 10 list of UK destinations visited by overseas travellers.
The index showed that the average cost of a room in Belfast rose to £69 in the first half of 2012 from £61 in the same period last year.
Rates in the other Northern Ireland city featured in the report, Londonderry, were flat at £66 but this could change next year with its status as the first ever UK City of Culture.
Alison Couper from Hotels.com said Northern Ireland remains a great value destination with rates well below the national average.
“Belfast’s position at the heart of the Titanic story certainly helped raise its profile in this centenary year and it will be interesting to see if Derry sees a similar rise in its hotel prices when it steps into the limelight next year.”