STR Global produces latest UK data for January
Source: STR Global’s daily sample
Commenting on the data, James Chappell, Managing Director of STR Global said “Given the current doom and gloom in the wider economy, we could have expected far worse results than we are actually seeing. Forecasts and budgets are universally down, but what we are seeing is a movement between market segments rather than a wholesale stop in travel which is promising. Airport hotels are naturally the worst affected at what would otherwise have been a strong period, with carriers at Heathrow and Gatwick cutting flights and this is having a knock on effect to the secondary markets such as Reading and the whole M4 corridor.”
Chappell continued, “We are beginning to see the signs of rate coming down and the downward movement in many markets is the strongest indication yet that the so called special corporate rates that the hotels offer are coming under pressure as clients shop around. Hotels are also experiencing very late pick up for business, which makes any kind of forward planning extremely difficult.”
In the rest of the UK, Liverpool and Manchester are down between 17 percent and 19 percent and 13 percent to 15 percent, respectively, whereas Edinburgh and Glasgow fell between 5 percent and 7 percent and 7 percent to 9 percent, respectively.
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Notes to Editors | Data is taken from the STR Global daily data sample and may be subject to adjustment.
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