Irish tourism is experiencing its greatest growth in 20 years with the country enjoying an overall increase of 8% in the last 12 months, according to a new report.

The report, released by the Irish Tourism Council, said the number of visitors from the country increased by 20.7% from April to July 2017 compared to the same period last year, while the number spent at Irish-run hotels and attractions was up 15.4%.

There was also a 14.3% increase in the number and type of holiday accommodation offered by hotel operators and resorts, and a 4.6% increase for hotel accommodation.

There were also increases in the type of accommodation and services offered, with the number at hotels up 9.9%, while at tourist attractions, the number rose by 3.7%.

“We are seeing an increase in people from Ireland travelling to Ireland, and in particular from the North, which is a key tourism attraction, and it’s also the place where you get the best quality holiday accommodation,” said Irish Tourism Minister Dara Murphy.

“That’s a good thing, but it’s not going to last forever.”

The report said there was a lot of room for improvement and that it would take more than a simple shift in the government’s stance towards tourism.

“We’re seeing the growth in tourism but we are also seeing a lack of planning, there is not the same level of planning and infrastructure, and there are a lot more things to do,” said Ms Murphy.

There is an enormous amount of planning to get to where we are, she added.

“What we’ve seen is a realisation that there are not enough hotel rooms, that there is a lack in the accommodation options, and we have to think of that as a challenge.”

“It’s clear that more people are visiting the country, and so there is now a demand for accommodation. “

“However, we also need to keep a lid on the increase in tourist spending and we also know that we need to take the focus off hotel spending to give more attention to our public transport system.” “

Tourism Minister Michael Creed said: ‘The good news is that over the last year the numbers have been up, the numbers are rising, but we need more planning, we need the infrastructure in place and we need a better plan for the long-term future of our tourism industry.” “

However, we also need to keep a lid on the increase in tourist spending and we also know that we need to take the focus off hotel spending to give more attention to our public transport system.”

Tourism Minister Michael Creed said: ‘The good news is that over the last year the numbers have been up, the numbers are rising, but we need more planning, we need the infrastructure in place and we need a better plan for the long-term future of our tourism industry.

‘No excuses’ Mr Smith said it was “really frustrating” that there were so many changes being made to the tourist industry, but added: “We still have a long way to go to making the country a destination for visitors. “

There are a number of things we can do to make sure we have the infrastructure to cater for our growing tourist demand, including a reduction in hotel booking, but I’m not going into the details of the details because I don’t want to do the damage that would be done,” he said.

“This isn’t just a matter of improving the facilities or the services, we’re also having to look at how we can make sure that our economy is able to grow in the future.””

This isn’t just a matter of improving the facilities or the services, we’re also having to look at how we can make sure that our economy is able to grow in the future.”