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UK hotel bookings remain buoyant in June despite terror attacks

02 August 2017 by
UK hotel bookings remain buoyant in June despite terror attacks

Branded, corporate hotels in the UK maintained steady occupancy in June despite recent terror attacks, up 0.2% compared to last year.

This is according to data from HOTREC, the European hotel trade association, released by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR). Revenue per available room (revpar) was also up, by 5.5%.

The figures compare to strong revpar performances during June in Portugal (+19.3%), Greece (+17.7%) and Spain (+16.8%). Meanwhile, revpar in Germany decreased by 8.9% , mainly due to a number of trade fairs and exhibitions not taking place in 2017 compared to last year.

Overall, European hotels experienced a revpar increase of 2.5% year-on-year in June. The strongest growth was in the five-star sector, with revpar up 5.5% since the beginning of the year, compared with two-star hotels, where revpar declined during the same period by 0.3%.

Kate Nicholls, chief executive of the ALMR said: "We are delighted to see that hotels in the UK are continuing to perform strongly. Hotels make up a significant proportion of the UK's diverse eating and drinking out sector, represented by the ALMR, so we're pleased to be able to share this information with our members operating in this segment. "

The HOTREC data was compiled from the performance of more than 6,500 corporate branded hotels across Europe.

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