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Glasgow hotels almost fully booked for Commonwealth Games

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Glasgow hotels almost fully booked for Commonwealth Games

With the city’s hotels and guesthouses at almost full capacity, last-minute visitors to the Games are being advised to camp or look outside of the city for accommodation.
Glasgow’s accommodation is close to capacity for the Commonwealth Games – which open today and run until 3 August – and tourism experts are advising visitors to consider staying outside the city.

VisitScotland has stated that 90% of the city’s accommodation is now occupied, while statistics from hotel comparison site Trivago claim that hotel availability has dropped by 75% during the event.

Rooms in temporary accommodation, set up specifically for the Games, are also scarce. Snoozebox, a pop-up hotel provider that has constructed several units around Glasgow for the period, is currently at 87% occupancy. …

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jul/23/glasgow-accommodation-almost-fully-booked-commonwealth-games 

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