Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Strong performance from Scottish Hotels in July

According to research published this week Scotland's hotels performed better than the rest of the UK with a 5.3% rise in occupancy in July, according to the accountants PKF with the rest of the UK seeing a drop of 4% although in Aberdeen the figure fell by 6.1%.
Room revenue in Scotland also increased by 8.6% while across the UK it fell by 11.9%. In Glasgow the revenue or room yield rose by 17% which was the highest of any city outside London.
Alistair Rae, aat PKF, said it had been a good summer so far for Scottish hotels, "Increases in both occupancy and rooms yield indicate that hoteliers are not having to reduce prices to maintain numbers which is a positive sign that there is a relatively strong demand."
The report sounded an already well recognised note of caution saying that there could be problems ahead for the cities if business tourism did not pick up.

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