Glasgow’s hotel occupancy nearing 90% for COP26


Glasgow’s hotel occupancy is nearing 90% for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in early November, according to data providers STR.

Glasgow’s occupancy on the books sits between 87% and 89% from 1-11 November, then dips to 80% on the final day of the conference.

These levels mark a substantial increase compared with levels for the remainder of the year, which STR says are trending well below 40%.

Edinburgh is also capturing demand for the event period, with several days above 50%.

STR managing director Robin Rossmann said, “As vaccination rates have risen, and international travel restrictions have eased, confidence has grown around major in-person events.

“The dates around the UN conference have stood out in our forward-looking data for quite some time, and levels have improved as we’ve drawn closer to the event with an improving pandemic situation. Provided there are no late setbacks, these dates in early November will be a huge win for Scotland’s hotel industry.”

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