Dublin is a city with over a thousand years of history and with a mixture of key developments to the city’s infrastructure; it has created a dynamic, cosmopolitan town that has one of the youngest population’s in Europe.

Dublin continues to enhance the visitor’s experience by further improving what it has to offer, whether it is with the addition of new attractions or being in the forefront of emerging technologies to make it easier for tourists to enjoy the city to the fullest.

It is no surprise that Dublin is the third most popular city in Europe, based on bed nights. The total number of arrivals surpassed 4 million in 2005, with visitors staying a lengthy 4.7 nights.

Over 60 per cent of those visiting Dublin are choosing to experience Ireland by only staying in the city, and more than 50 per cent return for a second visit.

According to Dublin Tourism’s CEO Frank Magee, who was recently in Sydney to attend Tourism Ireland’s Trade Mission, said hotels in the city are also benefiting from the regular arrivals, with 74 per cent occupancy recorded across the board, and with a variety of accommodation types ranging from five star hotels to backpacker hostels, there is something to suit every traveller or budget requirement.