Scotland’s hotels are outperforming the rest of the UK, according to PKF’s latest monthly snapshot of hotel occupancy levels. In May, occupancy levels rose by 0.6% to 77% compared with the same time last year with England reporting 73.3% occupancy rates and Wales 74.9%.Yield per room also increased by 3.1% to £55.83 in Scotland. The figure for England was £44.88.
Glasgow’s revenue fell by 7.1%, but both Aberdeen and Edinburgh saw rises of 10% and 8.9% respectively.
Alastair Rae, of PKF, which published the figures, said: “These numbers are very positive for Scotland as a whole. The figures for Glasgow show a dip in both occupancy and revenue but this is in comparison to a spike during May 2010. I would, therefore, expect the June figures to show Glasgow increasing in line with the rest of Scotland.”