Scotland’s Hotels outperform UK

Scotland had the highest hotel occupancy and revenue figures of any part of the UK amid a mixed picture for the sector during 2012 according to the latest report by accountants and business advisers PKF. The annual figures, which were clearly influenced heavily by Aberdeen, showed Scottish hotel occupancy was up 0.3% year on year at 73.9% compared to 70.7% in regional UK; 70.2% in England and 71.0% in Wales. Rooms yield (the industry measure of revenue) was down 0.3% year on year at £50.02 compared with £42.43 in regional UK; £41.43 in England; and £36.32 in Wales.
Edinburgh suffered a fall of 2.0% in occupancy and 4.0% in revenue over the course of 2012 whereas Aberdeen saw occupancy rise 5.7% and revenues soar by 11.1%. Glasgow battled to an occupancy increase of 0.8% whilst revenue fell 0.4% whereas, in Inverness, occupancy increased by 1.5% and revenue by 0.6%.

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Tags: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hotel, PKF, SCOTLAND